Past Events

Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean: Where Do the Gulf States Fit In?

On September 29, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion on Gulf interests and involvement in the eastern Mediterranean basin.

Roundtable with Martin Griffiths, United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen 

Griffiths provided his unique insights into the U.N.-led effort to bring the principal combatants to a negotiated ceasefire and move the country toward a sustained, political solution.

Navigating the Gulf Ecosystem for Startups

On September 22, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and energy market outlook on startups and entrepreneurial initiatives in the Gulf.

Competition or Cooperation: The Horn of Africa and Broader Red Sea Basin at a Crossroads

On September 10, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining if the countries of the Red Sea basin can turn deepening foreign engagement into opportunities for increased economic and political cooperation.

What Motivated the UAE-Israel Agreement and What Comes Next?

On September 2, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining the UAE-Israel agreement, the role of the United States, and how the agreement will alter regional dynamics.

The Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations

On August 27, AGSIW hosted a virtual roundtable on the future of U.S.-Saudi relations.

After the Pandemic: The Future of Higher Education in the Gulf

On August 20, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining the role of higher education in the development of Gulf Arab states and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected these institutions.

Roundtable with David Schenker, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Schenker provided his perspective on the announcement of the groundbreaking Israel-UAE agreement to normalize relations, a deal brokered by the United States.

Key Elements of Saudi Social Transformation Post-Coronavirus

On August 11, AGSIW partnered with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies to host a virtual panel discussion examining social reform programs in Saudi Arabia.

Toward a Green Recovery in the Gulf States

On July 23, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining climate-related challenges to Gulf economic revival plans amid the pandemic.

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