The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies will hold "The Arab World and the U.S.: Interests and Concerns in a Changing Environment (An Academic Perspective)" in Doha on June 14-16, 2014. The conference forms part of a series of conferences envisaged to address the relationship between the Arab world and a number of key regional and international powers.

As the conference background document emphasizes, despite extreme hostility on the part of Arab public opinion towards American policy, particularly in regards to the Palestinian issue, Arab relations with the United States remain richly complex, with the United States enjoying a large number of allies in the Arab region.

The conference will seek to untangle the complexities of this relationship in all of its differing facets, assessing the transformations that have taken place since the first interactions between Arabs and the United States, some two centuries ago. About forty American and Arab research scholars will have ample opportunity to discuss the many issues and challenges for research on Arab-American relations.

To read the background paper outlining the conference themes and for details on the conference, click here.

To view the conference time table, click here.


Conference Registration  

Persons wishing to attend the conference who have not received an invitation may register and attend upon payment of the registration fee of three hundred US Dollars ($300), inclusive of conference hospitality and tote bag. Attendees must cover travel expenses, in-country transportation, and hotel accommodation. The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies has discounted room rates at the Ritz Carlton Hotel available to attendees.

N.B.: Simultaneous translation between English and Arabic will be available for all sessions of this conference.

Registration Procedures


Persons wishing to register should email their CV to events@dohainstitute.org, and transfer their registration fees to the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. Hotel accommodation rates are to be paid directly to the hotel.

To download the registration form, click here.

Please note that the final deadline for visitors from outside of Qatar to register  for this conference is Sunday, 1 June.  

Entry Visa

Entry visas will be issued to prospective participants after registration fees have been paid.

For further information please contact events@dohainstitute.org