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October 4, 2021
Frederico Torra
UAE Recasts “Cities of Salt” to Win Venice Biennale Architectural Award
  Yasser Elsheshtawy

The UAE’s participation in the biennale, and being recognized as a leading architectural force, is an important step toward engaging with sociopolitical issues and toward considering the extent to which the built environment can contribute to an equitable and sustainable future.
For UAE Economic Planning, Timing is Everything
  Robert Mogielnicki

The UAE’s push to reinvigorate its economy, in this manner and at this time, is linked to Expo 2020 Dubai, regional competition, and a broader realignment of Emirati foreign policy to better serve economic interests.
AGSIW in Arabic
  نتائج زيارة أردوغان إلى نيويورك أظهرت أن طموحاته وأحلامه أكبر بكثير من قدراته
Qatar News Agency/Handout via REUTERS
Past Event
What to Expect From Qatar's First Legislative Elections

On September 30, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Courtney Freer, Luciano Zaccara, and Ambassador Susan L. Ziadeh ahead of Qatar's first legislative elections on October 2. Kristin Smith Diwan moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • Bloomberg: Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Qatar's first legislative elections held on October 2.
  • Reuters: Diwan discussed Qatar's elections and popular politics in the country.
  • AP: Robert Mogielnicki commented on Dubai's approach to Expo 2020.
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Geneive Abdo discussed Shia militias in Iraq and how violence against demonstrators could affect Iraq's October 10 parliamentary elections.
  • Startup Societies Foundation: Robert Mogielnicki joined the Journal of Special Jurisdictions as a reviewer on the editorial team, with his expertise on free zones and special economic zones across the Gulf and wider Middle East.
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