Gulf Studies Webinar Series

The Gulf region is critical both in regional and world affairs today in terms of energy flow and global security. It is going through serious changes because of the Arab protests, regional and global conflicts, and re-alignments. Besides, the Gulf region countries are involved in regional conflicts such as the Qatar embargo, the crises in Yemen, Syria, and Libya. The region is also experiencing social and economic changes where many countries try to move to the post-oil-and-gas by trying to diversify their markets. Many social, economic, and cultural dynamics have accompanied political changes.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) organizes various panels, symposium, and meetings each year, aiming to raise awareness about the region by giving fundamental information about individuals, society, and government structures in the Middle East and North Africa, for all levels of students as well as the ones who have interested in the field. In this context, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) will be hosting webinar series about the Gulf region’s politics, economy, culture and society. The program will be for eight weeks, and will be taught by Dr. Hani Albasoos, professor of political science in Sultan Qaboos University Oman. The ORSAM Center kindly invites you to apply to the Gulf Webinar Series.

The Weekly Schedule
Week 1. Identity and Culture
Week 2. Oil and Politics
Week 3. The GCC as a Regional Institution
Week 4. The Qatar Crisis
Week 5. Iran and the Gulf
Week 6. The Yemen Conflict
Week 7. Oman’s Role in Mediation
Week 8. Political Participation

General Notes
The program is free of charge.
At the end of the program, an e-certificate will be given to the participants who attend 80 percent of the courses.
The results of the applications will be announced by email.

Important Dates
Application Deadline: November 8, 2020, Sunday - 6:00 pm UTC/GMT +3 hours
Program Period: November 10, 2020 – December 29, 2020, on Tuesdays

Venue: Zoom (Relevant links will be sent via e-mail to accepted candidates before the program.)

Contact Person: Ahmet Doğan -