The first annual Gulf Research Meeting took place from July 7 to 10, 2010 at the University of Cambridge. The Gulf Research Meeting is an activity of the Gulf Research Centre at Cambridge. The meeting seeks to provide an academic environment to foster Gulf studies and to promote scholarly and academic exchange among scholars working and/or having familiarity with the Gulf region - i.e. the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The Gulf Research Meeting aims to identify issues of importance to the Gulf region and provide a basis for academic and empirical research into those fields. Particular emphasis is given to encourage young scholars to engage in the debate and take part in research collaboration.
Twelve workshops took place. Each workshop was led by two workshop directors and included between 12 to 16 additional participants. Further information about the workshops can be obtained by clicking on the left hand list of workshop topics.