GULF STUDIES CENTER AT QATAR UNIVERSITY TO HOST THE “THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: GULF CRISIS, REPERCUSSIONS AND FUTURE”

The Gulf Studies Center (GSC) at Qatar University’s (QU) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will be hosting a number of international scholars in Doha for the Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Gulf Crisis, Repercussions and Future. The Conference will be taking place at QU on the 9th and 10th of December 2018. The Guest of Honor, HE. Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), will be giving a speech on the European Role in Regional Security of the Gulf in the afternoon of the first day of the conference.

The Annual International Conference on the Gulf Crisis will bring together scholars, policy makers and students from a wide-range of disciplines to engage in a two-day conference, which will explore the role of cyber and information security on politics as well as the shift of alliances in the region. This conference will also explore the long-term economic implications of the blockade and will identify how the economy of Qatar is adjusting to the impact of the siege. In addition, the conference will discuss the role of media and information technology in creating political cultures as well as conflicts.

Dr. Mahjoob Zweiri, Director of the Gulf Studies Center says, The Gulf Studies Center will take part in writing the history of the GCC Crisis, its importance, its implications and its outcomes. We believe, at the Gulf Studies Center, that it is our duty to bring together international scholars, as well as local scholars and policy makers to investigate the crisis, and produce academia that will incorporate all angles and perspectives.

The GCC is going through a critical situation with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cutting its diplomatic ties with Qatar, as well as imposing a siege on the state. This political rift has changed the realities of the GCC through a number of political, economic and social aspects. The implications of the blockade on Qatar has allowed Qatar to expand its economic dimensions and rely more on its local produce, as well as reshaping its political domestic and foreign agendas.

The conference will conclude on Monday 10th December after two days of thought-provoking panels, with over 20 presentations by local and international scholars. Each panel will tackle a theme, and together all the sessions would have covered topics ranging from the ‘Epistemology of the Gulf’ to the ‘Qatar, the Crisis and the World’.

Source: Qatar University

GULF STUDIES CENTER AT QATAR UNIVERSITY TO HOST THE “THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: GULF CRISIS, REPERCUSSIONS AND FUTURE”

The Gulf Studies Center (GSC) at Qatar University’s (QU) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will be hosting a number of international scholars in Doha for the Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Gulf Crisis, Repercussions and Future. The Conference will be taking place at QU on the 9th and 10th of December 2018. The Guest of Honor, HE. Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), will be giving a speech on the European Role in Regional Security of the Gulf in the afternoon of the first day of the conference.

The Annual International Conference on the Gulf Crisis will bring together scholars, policy makers and students from a wide-range of disciplines to engage in a two-day conference, which will explore the role of cyber and information security on politics as well as the shift of alliances in the region. This conference will also explore the long-term economic implications of the blockade and will identify how the economy of Qatar is adjusting to the impact of the siege. In addition, the conference will discuss the role of media and information technology in creating political cultures as well as conflicts.

Dr. Mahjoob Zweiri, Director of the Gulf Studies Center says, The Gulf Studies Center will take part in writing the history of the GCC Crisis, its importance, its implications and its outcomes. We believe, at the Gulf Studies Center, that it is our duty to bring together international scholars, as well as local scholars and policy makers to investigate the crisis, and produce academia that will incorporate all angles and perspectives.

The GCC is going through a critical situation with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cutting its diplomatic ties with Qatar, as well as imposing a siege on the state. This political rift has changed the realities of the GCC through a number of political, economic and social aspects. The implications of the blockade on Qatar has allowed Qatar to expand its economic dimensions and rely more on its local produce, as well as reshaping its political domestic and foreign agendas.

The conference will conclude on Monday 10th December after two days of thought-provoking panels, with over 20 presentations by local and international scholars. Each panel will tackle a theme, and together all the sessions would have covered topics ranging from the ‘Epistemology of the Gulf’ to the ‘Qatar, the Crisis and the World’.

Source: Qatar University