The Gulf Moment

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Research Centres Meeting Suite, 9th Floor, Tower 1, Clemment's Inn, WC2A 2AZ


Professor Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Professor Abdulkhaleq Abdulla


Dr Courtney Freer

Dr Courtney Freer

Middle East Centre


Professor Abdulkhaleq Abdulla launches his latest book, The Gulf Moment, which focuses on the emergence of the six Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates as new centres of economic power, activity and creativity in the Arab World. This book aims to define this new ‘Gulf moment’ and to explore the factors behind its occurrence. 

About the Speakers:

Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (@abdulkhaleq_uae) is a retired professor of Political Science, was Senior Fellow at LSE and served as Chairman of the Arab Council for Social Science. He was the director of Gulf Research Unit, Sharjah for 10 years. His research interests include issues of political changes in the Gulf and the Arab World. He is the author of several books including the Gulf Regional System.

Courtney Freer (@courtneyfreer) is Research Officer at LSE Middle East Centre Kwait Programme. Courtney's work focuses on domestic politics of the Gulf states, with particular interest in Islamism and tribalism. 

About the LSE Middle East Centre

The LSE Middle East Centre (@LSEMiddleEast) builds on LSE's long engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.

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