Appel à communications : 6th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, 24-27/08/2015 — LIMITE : 31/10/2014
Scholars are invited to apply to direct a workshop focusing on political, economic or security issues of the Gulf region for the 6th Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) which will take place at the University of Cambridge from August 24 to 27, 2015.
The Gulf Research Centre Cambridge (GRCC) welcomes any proposals dedicated to the study of the Gulf region within the context of social science. We also particularly look forward to receiving proposals for the following topics:
|IMPLICATIONS OF A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST ON THE GULF REGION|
|NATIONAL IDENTITY, CITIZENSHIP AND BUILDING AN INSTITUTIONAL PROCESS OF POLITICS IN THE GULF|
|GCC UNITY AND INTEGRATION: CHALLENGES AND OUTLOOK|
|ENHANCING RESEARCHER MOBILITY BETWEEN THE GCC, THE EU AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD|
|CHALLENGES OF ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION FOR THE GULF|
Each workshop application should include two workshop directors who should come from different institutions. Ideally, at least one director should be based in the Gulf Region. The proposal should include a 3 to 5 page description outlining the objectives and scope of the proposed workshop, a section on how such a workshop would contribute to the expansion of Gulf Studies, and an elaboration of the kind of papers that the workshop directors would like to attract. CV’s of both directors should also be submitted.
The Gulf Research Meeting provides an academic environment to foster Gulf studies and to promote scholarly and academic exchange among scholars working and/or having familiarity with the Gulf region – i.e. the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The Gulf Research Meeting mandate is to identify issues of importance to the Gulf region and provide a basis for academic and empirical research into those fields. Particular emphasis is given to encourage young scholars to engage in the debate and take part in research collaboration.