Marie van den Bosch

Visiting Scholar, AGSIW

Marie van den Bosch is a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Her research currently focuses on green energy and democratization, the effect of climate change on regime survival, and energy transition in the Gulf. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches classes on oil and authoritarian politics and literature and politics in the Department of Government.

From 2018-19, she was the Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Before her doctoral studies, she was a researcher for the chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank, a consultant in Qatar for BCG, and a consultant in Yemen for the European Commission.  

Van den Bosch received her PhD in politics (comparative politics) from Princeton University and holds an MA from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. She completed her undergraduate degree in classics at UCLouvain in Belgium, where she is from. 

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Saudi Arabia’s 60-Year Battle for Food Security

The climate crisis has shifted the Saudi approach to agriculture from rent distribution and coalition building to strategic investment to ensure Saudis have enough to eat.

COPs, Oil Exporters, and Their Role in the Energy Transition

On April 4, AGSIW hosted a discussion on COP and the energy transition.

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In the Gulf, Is Civil Society Fighting for Climate?

Tracking the efforts and successes of civil society elements in underscoring the urgency of addressing climate change will remain a key bellwether for progress on issues relating to global warming, energy transition, and sustainability.

The Future of Hydrogen Development in the Gulf

On January 25, AGSIW hosted a discussion on hydrogen in the Gulf.

2024 Outlook

On January 9, AGSIW hosted a virtual roundtable with its leadership and scholars as they looked ahead and assessed trends likely to shape the Gulf region and U.S. foreign policy during the coming year.

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Five Climate Challenges the Gulf States Might Not Have Time to Solve

Whether it is water and food scarcity, migration pressures, or infrastructure damage due to extreme weather events, the pace at which Gulf governments are willing to implement pro-climate policies might not be fast enough to mitigate the most pressing challenges.