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About Center for Gulf Studies
Academic Events
We regularly organize a variety of academic events such as lectures, panel discussions, roundtables, and workshops that focus on our main research themes and that bring together scholars, public figures, civil society actors, and students from Kuwait, the region, and the wider world. It is through these events that the CGS seeks to become an active and innovative leader in fostering intellectual dialogue and debate on the Gulf.

Upcoming Events:

Public Lecture:
"An Adept at Adaptability: The Diwaniyya's Place in Kuwaiti Society"
Tuesday, 27th September 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Past Events:

CGS Book Launch and Discussion:
"KUWAIT TRANSFORMED: A History of Oil and Urban Life"

Public Lecture:
"The Medium Is The Message: Exploring The Role of Twitter in Protests"

Public Lecture:
"Practicing Human Rights in the Arab World: Studies from Morocco, Palestine, and Kuwait"

Public Lecture:
"The Impact of Regional Instability on Kuwait: University Youth Perspectives"

Public Lecture:
"Postcolonial Narratives: In Conversation with Palestinian Author Susan Abulhawa"

Public Lecture:
"Majlis 2013: Cooperation in Kuwait Politics"

Public Lecture:
"Local Knowledge in Urban Production: An Empirical Approach to Practice"

Public Lecture:
"From Revolution to Regime Change"

Public Lecture:
"Mental Health in Kuwait"

Public Lecture:
"The Politics of Climate"

Public Lecture:
"From Electricity to Waste: Infrastructure Crisis and Urban Protests in Lebanon"

Public Lecture:
"Apocalyptic Aspirations"

Academic Year 2014 - 2015 (click to see archive)

Academic Year 2013 - 2014 (click to see archive)

Academic Year 2012 - 2013 (click to see archive)

Academic Year 2011 - 2012 (click to see archive)

Public Lecture:
"Behind the Spectacle: Branding in the Arab Gulf City-State." (April 2012)
(Summary)

Public Lecture:
An Energy Model in Trouble: The Unsustainable Electricity Policies of the Gulf (March 2012)

Panel Discussion:
Subbiya: Building Kuwait's Second City - Part II - Environmental Impacts and Opportunities
(Summary)

Film Screening:
"When The People Spoke"

Panel Discussion:
Degrees of Belonging in Kuwait (organized by SBSA and the Human Rights Club)

Student Seminar:
Dr. Gwenn Okruhlik, Brookings Doha Fellow, Qatar University
"In the Shadows of Citizenship: Foreign Labor in the Arab Gulf"

Panel Discussion:
Subbiya: Building Kuwait's Second City - Part I - Social and Cultural Implications
(Summary)

Public Lecture:
Dr. Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
"When Victory is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics"
(Summary)

Public Lecture:
Dr. Gilles Kepel, Academic Director of the Kuwait Program, Sciences Po, Paris
"A New Arab World: Implications and Challenges Facing the Gulf Countries"
(Summary)

 




 

 
 
 

  
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