Seminar| The Evolving Role of the GCC in the Middle East and North Africa

Seminar| The Evolving Role of the GCC in the Middle East and North Africa

JUNE 11, 2015

OxGAPS hosted a seminar delivered by Dr. Ashraf Mishrif on "The Evolving Role of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Lecture| Emerging Markets in the MENA Region

Lecture| Emerging Markets in the MENA Region

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

OxGAPS hosted a lecture on "Emerging Markets in the MENA Region" delivered by Oliver Cornock, GCC Managing Editor of the Oxford Business Group, on February 23, 2015.  Mr. Cornock started the lecture by revealing that while the 2007 financial crisis saw decreased growth in the developed world, there was economic growth in the emerging markets. He outlined five factors that have helped sustain...

Lecture | Qatar Foreign Policy: Trends under Sheikh Tamim

Lecture | Qatar Foreign Policy: Trends under Sheikh Tamim

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

On February 19, 2015, OxGAPS held the lecture titled "Qatar Foreign Policy: Trends under Sheikh Tamim” delivered by Dr. Jamal Abdullah, Head of Gulf Studies Unit at the Aljazeera Centre for Studies. The lecture, chaired by Dr. Ahmed Al-Shahi (Research Fellow, St Antony’s College) started with a brief historical introduction stating that since Qatar’s independence in 1971—and like other...

Workshop| OxGAPS Majlis 2014

Workshop| OxGAPS Majlis 2014

DECEMBER 6, 2014

With the rapid and dynamic changes taking place in the region, the OxGAPS Majlis is a specialized workshop convened to analyse and deliberate trends in the region across various themes. OxGAPS 2014 took place on December 6 in partnership with Oxford Strategic Consulting at St Antony's College, Oxford. The workshop held three thematic working groups: 1) Labour markets in the GCC, 2) The role of...

Lecture| Are Islam & Democratic Liberalism Destined to Clash?

Lecture| Are Islam & Democratic Liberalism Destined to Clash?

MAY 23, 2014

The Oxford Gulf & Arabian Peninsula Studies and the Oxford University Islamic Society jointly organized the lecture titled "Are Islam & Democratic Liberalism Destined to Clash?” on May 23, 2014 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The Lecture was delivered by prominent Turkish writer and journalist Akyol, who presented an overview of his book Islam without Extremes: a Muslim Case for...

Seminar| Yemen 2014: Problems, Solutions & Prospects

Seminar| Yemen 2014: Problems, Solutions & Prospects

FEBRUARY 20, 2014

OxGAPS held a seminar titled "Yemen 2014 – problems, solutions and prospects” on February 20, 2014 in the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College. The keynote speaker was Amat al-AlimAlsoswa, regarded as Yemen’s most senior female politician, and a key protagonist of the current National Dialogue Conference. Alsoswa was a former UN Assistant Secretary-General leading the UNDP Bureau...