The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies is now welcoming submissions of research paper proposals for the Eighth Annual Gulf Studies Forum, scheduled to take place in December 2021. The theme for the Forum’s domestic track this year addresses the policies and repercussions of the response of Gulf states to Covid-19. The international relations track takes up the implications of Gulf states reconciliation.
With respect to the first theme, the Eighth Annual Forum’s background paper underlines how strict preventive and public health measures taken since the coronavirus pandemic’s outbreak in March 2020 have combined with austerity measures ushered in by the collapse in global oil prices to virtually pummel the Arab Gulf states. In the second track, the paper reflects upon whether the January 2021 al-Ula Gulf Summit reconciliation, ending the worst GCC crisis since its establishment in 1981, has engendered the regional trust needed to forge a shared vision of Gulf security, given the diversity of GCC member states’ attitudes on a plethora of critical regional and international issues.
The Forum’s conference organizing committee invites academics and researchers globally to prepare and submit original research on these issues. Research proposals of no more than 400 words should be submitted no later than 15 May 2021; these should clearly define the research problem and its importance and originality. Along with the research proposal, prospective Forum participants must submit a current academic CV and updated list of papers published on topics of relevance to this year’s Forum. Following approval of proposals by the conference organizing committee, research papers (6000-7000 words including footnotes and references) are to be submitted by 15 September 2021.
Kindly direct submissions and correspondence to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find the Background paper on the Forum and its main themes and topics.
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