Dr. Ashraf Mishrif

Professor OCCI Chair in Economic Studies Sultan Qaboos University .

Dr Ashraf Mishrif is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College London. He was Senior Lecturer in International Business and Finance at Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and a Lecturer at the University of Greenwich. He has held a range of executive and advisory positions, including ten years as Cultural Advisor for the Egyptian Embassy’s Cultural Bureau in London, and has been a member of the Academic Board of Directors at the Boston Business Management School, Singapore. He also provides advisory services to a range of international companies, government departments, and international organizations, including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Dr. Mishrif’s area of specialization is foreign direct investment 7 and international trade policies, with particular focus on economic reforms, diversification, and sustainable development in the Middle East. He is the author of Investing in the Middle East: the Political Economy of European Direct Investment in Egypt (I B Tauris, 2010) and is currently working on another book to be published by Cambridge University Press.

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  • December 31, 2023 : Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • May 31, 2024 : Deadline paper submission
  • July 9 - 11, 2024: Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)
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