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By Aisha Al-Sarihi

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report indicates that each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade since 1850. According to the report, fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas), which account for over 85 percent of global energy consumption, have contributed significantly to the historic increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and, thus, the observed increase in the global average temperature. Therefore, future access to fossil fuel-based energy must be constrained to limit climate changes to (relatively) safe levels and keep the increase in global mean surface temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius.
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By Thuraiya Alhashmi

The Gulf Arab states have made notable progress in recent years in reducing gender inequalities in education and labor force participation, however, women have not made the same gains in political participation and representation. The driving force behind such advances in education and workforce inclusion is economic reforms supported by international organizations’ studies resolutely stating the economic benefits of closing the gender gap.
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Press Release

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to announce that Aisha Al-Sarihi has joined the institute as a visiting scholar. Before joining AGSIW, Al-Sarihi served as a research officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Middle East Centre, where her research was focused on addressing the challenges and opportunities for climate policy integrity with economic diversification strategies in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. “I am honored and humbled to have joined the team at AGSIW and I look forward to contributing to its excellent work,” said Al-Sarihi. “I am sure that AGSIW will be a great platform to communicate the importance of aligning climate policies with economic diversification strategies in the Gulf states.”
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In the Media
Stephen A. SecheIn an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, Executive Vice President Stephen A. Seche discussed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's decision to extend temporary protected status for Yemenis living in the United States.

For The National, Senior Resident Scholar Karen E. Young commented on the Trump administration's oil policy.

Position Title: Program and Digital Media Intern 
Period: August 
December 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline to Apply: July 15

Job Summary: The Internship Program at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington provides talented students and recent graduates with a three-month (or longer) training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives. Interns will receive a monthly stipend. 
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Visiting Scholar

Position Title: Visiting Scholar
Period: Spring 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: Visiting scholars are individuals who possess a PhD or equivalent professional experience. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is typically a semester or academic year. AGSIW is actively seeking candidates with significant regional experience and fluency in written and spoken Arabic. AGSIW will provide a stipend that can be used to cover living expenses, travel costs, or incidental research expenses.
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