Past Events

Discussion and Screening: New Currents in Saudi Cinema

Saudi filmmakers Meshal Al Jaser and Ali Al Sumayin joined Kristin Smith Diwan to talk about and screen their work, and discuss how social media and other new technologies are influencing the future of film and media production in the Gulf.

Back to Sanctions: How Will Iran Balance Regional Ambitions and Domestic Stability?

On September 26, Ali Alfoneh, Bessma Momani, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, and moderator Hussein Ibish discussed the Trump administration's reimposition of sanctions on Iran.

Understanding Youth and Women’s Employment in Saudi Arabia

Alessandra L. González shared insights from her research on Saudi women’s employment in the kingdom.

Discussion with Elizabeth Dickinson, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group

With extensive experience in the Gulf, Dickinson shared insights from her research on critical regional issues.

Roundtable with Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Political and Negotiation Affairs

One year after U.S. President Donald J. Trump's landmark visit to Saudi Arabia, is another U.S.-GCC summit on the horizon?

A Conversation with H.E. Reem Al Hashimy

AGSIW hosted a conversation with Reem Al Hashimy, minister of state for international cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.

Roundtable with Mohammed Baharoon, Director General, b’huth

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf’s largest economies, have forged a deeper alliance in recent years, and have joined forces to pursue increasingly assertive foreign policies.

Gulf Rising: GCC-Horn of Africa Relations

On June 28, AGSIW hosted a public panel discussion on GCC-Horn of Africa relations.

Book Launch – Eruptions of Popular Anger: The Economics of the Arab Spring and Its Aftermath

On June 12, AGSIW hosted Elena Ianchovichina, deputy chief economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, at the World Bank, for a discussion of her book “Eruptions of Popular Anger: The Economics of the Arab Spring and Its Aftermath.”

Roundtable with AGSIW Chair of the Board Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

AGSIW hosted a conversation with the institute's chair, Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, who recently returned from meetings with European and Iranian interlocutors.

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