Gulf Research Center Policy Forum

Gulf Research Center Policy Forum

Status: Ended

This is an exclusive, by-invitation-only event

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

9:00 am | 1:00 pm London BST

11:00 am | 3:00 pm Riyadh

Venue | The Royal Society, London, England

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) organized a Policy Forum that addressed a range of policy issues related to the Gulf region. The Forum outlined the main findings of the Gulf Strategic Analysis 2022 report by the research team of the GRC. This report provided an overview of the regional developments during the past 12 months. At the forum, the key findings were discussed in two panel sessions focusing on the key current political/security and economic/energy policy issues impacted with the Gulf region.


Panel One Session ‘Gulf Regional Politics, Security and IR’

Dr. Abdulaziz Sager


Gulf Research Center

Dr. Mustafa Alani

 Head of Defense and Security


Gulf Research Center

Dr. Christian Koch

 Director of Research

Gulf Research Center


Dr. Sanam Vakil

Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow Middle East and North Africa Programme

Chatham House

Panel Two Session ‘Gulf Economics, Energy and the Environment’

Dr. John Sfakianakis 

 Head of Economic Research 

and Chief Economist

Gulf Research Center

Professor Giacomo Luciani 

Member of the Board of Trustees

Gulf Research Center Foundation

Gulf Research Center

Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf

Environmental Security and Sustainability Research Program Director

Gulf Research Center


Dr. Sara Vakhshouri


SVB Energy International and SVB Green Access