No. 11

Current Transformations and Their Potential Role in Realizing Change in the Arab World

  • 12 - 14 March 2006

The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) entitled “Current Transformations and Their Potential Role in Realizing Change in the Arab World,” was held in the new ECSSR office complex March 12–14, 2006. The Conference sought to explore the current trends, changes and developments in the Arab countries from a regional and international perspective, with particular focus on the political and social issues of present and future concern.

The opening speech was given by H.E. Abdel Rahman bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the keynote address was given by H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Other speakers included prominent international academics, researchers and policy makers from around the world.

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