Past events

08
Mar
2017

Regional Security in a Turbulent World: A GCC Perspective

Over the past decade, the nature of the challenges and threats affecting the Middle East region have been among the most complex it has ever faced. The region’...
03
Mar
2017

What has been done, and what can be done, with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Majlis Discussion Group For our first Majlis of 2017 we assess the state of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. What qualifies someone to be an “expert”...
31
Jan
2017

Ghabra

Shafeeq Ghabra is a Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University. He is now a Visiting Scholar at the Arab Centre, Doha, Qatar. From 1996 to 1999 he was...
28
Oct
2016

Post-2003 Iraq and Prospects for National Unity

Since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the toppling of Saddam Hussein, and de-Baathification policies, Iraq has struggled to re-establish national unity and...
20
Oct
2016

Power Failure: The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman

Minister in the Nawaz Sharif government in the 1990s, and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States from 1991-1994, Syeda Abida Hussain has detailed 40 years...
22
Aug
2016

Quality control in online course design and delivery

The rapid development of internet, interactive multimedia and educational technologies has revolutionized the educational delivery system to widely reach off-...
11
Aug
2016

What went wrong with the Arab revolutions, and what is driving Middle East politics today?

This discussion will focus on explaining why most of the Arab revolutions have not resulted in smooth transition to peace, stability, and development, but...

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