The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW

Upcoming Events
DATE Wednesday September 26
TIME 12:30 – 2:00 pm
SPEAKERS Ali Alfoneh, Bessma Momani, and Seyed Hossein Mousavian
MODERATOR Hussein Ibish
DATE Sunday October 14
TIME 4:00 pm
LOCATION Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art
SPEAKERS Meshal Al Jaser and Ali Al Sumayin, Saudi filmmakers
MODERATOR Kristin Smith Diwan, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW
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The Bridge blog

The Saudi government is moving forward steadfastly with its social modernization project, but the new policies are clashing with established norms, creating inconsistencies and uncertainties in social spaces.
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Market Watch

Nearly a year after Neom's announcement, the futuristic Saudi megacity is still only in the early stages of development. To meet goals of opening fully by 2025, planners must overcome a key challenge: shoring up funding.
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Millennial Gulf

Starting as a social experiment, Kuwait Commute quickly has become an initiative to encourage Kuwaiti nationals to use public transportation instead of driving.
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Iranian authorities are not acknowledging their losses in Syria even as the IRGC and its allies’ military presence in Syria remains unchanged and there is no prospect for immediate IRGC or allied retaliation against Israel.
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Past Event

Amid the Saudi government’s effort to diversify the kingdom’s economy and increase the number of Saudi nationals in the workforce, how can the Saudi labor market benefit from the skills and talents of Saudi youth, and particularly young Saudi women? Alessandra L. González shared insights from her research, and shed light on opportunities for understanding and improving youth and women’s employment in the kingdom.
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Press Release

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2018 – The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to announce that Kate Dourian and Robin Mills have joined as non-resident fellows, both offering extensive energy expertise.
In the Media
Aisha Al-SarihiVisiting Scholar Aisha Al-Sarihi discussed climate change and economic diversification in the Gulf Arab countries for Al Arabiya's "The Energy Future."

Speaking with Reuters, Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh discussed the effect of the military parade attack in Iran on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Kristin Smith DiwanSenior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan delivered a presentation at the American Association of University Women on the state of women’s empowerment in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.
Senior Resident Scholar (Political Economy)

Position Title: Senior Resident Scholar (Political Economy)
Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: One of three senior resident scholars, this position at AGSIW oversees the political economic portfolio at the institute. (S)he is responsible for producing regular high-quality, written analyses of key economic, trade, and financial developments in the Gulf region, and their broader geopolitical implications.
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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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