The Gulf Research Meeting - About GRM 2020


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About GRM

The Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) offers a unique environment to explore matters of key importance to the Gulf region and provides a platform for discussion and dissemination of research in a wide variety of Gulf-related fields, including economic and financial issues, international relations, security, environment, energy and renewable energy, as well as education, labour and social issues. Committed to a high-level academic standard, the GRM's objective is to help generate solutions to many of the region's pressing challenges. Read More












Books Published
GRM 2021


This year’s GRM workshops cover a wide range of topics in the fields of politics, economics, energy, security and the wider social sciences as they relate to the wider Gulf region (GCC countries in addition to Iraq and Yemen). You can click on each workshop to read its full description and instructions on how to register as a paper presenter or listening participant.

Art, Museums and Cultural Initiatives in the Arabian Gulf: An Examination of Future Directions in a Shifting Political World

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Energy Transition and Climate Change, Challenges and Opportunities for the Gulf Region

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Europe and the Multipolarization of the Gulf

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Foreign Aid and the Gulf States

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Maritime Security and the Gulf States: Changing Strategies, New Political Rationales

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Nationalization of GCC Labor Markets: The Changing Role of Higher Education in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution

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Saudi Youth ‘Policy Relevance’: Dilemmas, Challenges, Opportunities

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The COVID-19 Health and Socio-economic Crises: Consequences on Population and Migration in the Gulf

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The Gulf, Russia and the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

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The United States and the Gulf: Hard Power, Soft Power, Shifting Power, New Power?

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Psychosocial Impacts and Social Policy Responses to the COVID 19 Pandemic in the Gulf Region

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Application for Call for Papers

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GRM 2021 Workshop


This year's GRM workshop directors come from a variety of esteemed institutions from both within and outside the Gulf.

Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies -
University of Melbourne

Honorary Senior Research Associate -

Sustainability Research Program Manager -
Gulf Research Center

Assistant Professor -
Kuwait University - Environmental Technology Management, College of Life Sciences

Professor -
Near East South Asia Centre - National Defense University

Chair of the State of Qatar for Islamic Area Studies and Visiting Professor, Faculty of International Research and Education -
Waseda University

Professor -
University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies

Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) -
Universite Clermont Auvergne (UCA)

Director of Research -
Gulf Research Center

Research Fellow and Programme Manager -
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Regional Gulf States Programme

Ram Sathe Chair for International Studies / Former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE -
Symbiosis International University

Emeritus Professor of Middle East Politics -
University of Exeter


Professor and Deputy Director -
Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University

Associate Professor -
Zayed University

Chief of Party USAID-IREX higher education

Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry Chair in Economic Studies -
Sultan Qaboos University - Humanities Research Center

Associate Fellow -
Chatham House - Middle East & North Africa Programme

Senior Research Fellow -
King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies

Professor -
Lahore School of Economics

Senior Researcher Sociology-Demography

Professor -
European University Institute

Professor -
Boston College - Department of Political Science

Professor of Political Science -
Kuwait University - College of Social Sciences

Professor -Security
Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

Senior Research Fellow, Mediterranean and Middle East Programme -
International Affairs Institute

Economic Development
Sultan Qaboos University

Museum Studies: Private Museums and Collecting
University of Melbourne

Deputy General Manager -
Harf and Fasela

Director of Social Observatory -
College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University

Dean of College of Social Sciences -
Kuwait University

Research Fellow -

Associate Professor - College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University .
Associate Professor - College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University .

GRM 2021 photo gallery

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Publisher: Routledge

The Arab Gulf States and the West. Perception and Realities - Opportunities and Perils

This book examines the relations and image of the Arab Gulf...

Publisher: Gulf Research Center Cambridge

GCC Relations with Post-War Iraq: A Strategic Perspective

This volume contains the contributions to the Gulf Research...

Publisher: Gulf Research Center Cambridge

Housing Markets and Policy Design in the Gulf Region

Housing is what creates and defines cities, and affordable h...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century: The Local to Global Transformation

Asia constitutes the hub of the transformation of global eco...

Publisher: Gulf Research Center Cambridge

The Gulf and Latin America: An Assessment of Expectations and Challenges

Since the last decade of the 20th century, there has been an...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Security Dynamics of East Asia in the Gulf Region

The Gulf region’s primary economic relationships are rapidly...

Publisher: Springer

Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

This volume presents the outcome of an Agriculture Workshop...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States

This book examines the strategies and dynamics through which...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

The Political Economy of Energy Reform: The Clean Energy-Fossil Fuel Balance in the Gulf

Climate change requires coordinated global responses. All na...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

A New Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and Challenges for an Asian Role

This book explores how growing economic ties between Asian c...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the “Age of Terror” and Beyond

“Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the ‘Age of Terr...

Publisher: Gerlach Press

Islamic Finance: Political Economy, Performance and Risk (Three Volume Series)

This collection of new research brings together state of the...

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Travel Information


No direct transport to and from Cambridge will be provided. More...


All participants are expected to arrive by the afternoon on Tuesday, July 21, 2021 and stay until ... More

Travel Allowence

The Gulf Research Meeting provides participants who present a paper with a travel allowance based on ... More


All those participants that require a visa for the UK must request a letter of invitation from us ... More


Participants pay for their own accommodation. There will be different price categories to choose from ... More


The following meals are provided as part of the meeting More...

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