The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research Marks 26th Anniversary

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) will mark its 26thanniversary on March 14, 2020. It is an occasion to highlight the unprecedented achievements of the Center that contributed to its excellence in strategic studies and research, locally, regionally and globally. Through these achievements, the Center has established itself among global think tanks. The ECSSR’s various and specialized events including conferences, symposia, lectures and seminars amounting to 1,074 events, have become the focus of attention of leading intellectuals, academics, researchers and politicians. The 1,234 books and research papers it has published have become valuable titles in schools and universities, educationally utilized by students and teachers, as well as researchers in the preparation of academic studies and essays. 

His Excellency Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the ECSSR, used the occasion to reflect on the Center’s unprecedented achievements in record time, in comparison to other think tanks worldwide. He reiterated that this was thanks to the limitless support of the UAE’s wise leadership, headed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE (may God protect him), and the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (may God protect him). His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has emphasized the importance of knowledge and research and development, based on a prudent scientific approach, taking into consideration past heritage and addressing the present in order to devise future plans and strategies. His Excellency stated that our wise leadership’s strong belief in the significance of scientific research, as well as in the key role of the ECSSR in promoting the comprehensive and sustainable development process in the UAE, have been a strong motivation for its remarkable achievements.

His Excellency Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi stressed the Center’s continuous commitment to excellence, innovation and creativity, as it has done over the past 26 years. He added that we endeavor with determination to realize even greater achievements that will serve our wise leadership and their civilizational and humanitarian perspectives, to support their ambitious visions and strategies to serve the UAE’s society and residents.

Moreover, His Excellency said that just as the UAE Government has designated this year as “2020: Towards the next 50”, whereby it intends to launch an unprecedented development strategy for the next 50 years, the ECSSR will continue to work hard to support the beloved homeland by providing all information and data needed by the wise leadership. The ECSSR will also continue to work to serve the community by organizing events and activities that promote awareness of different issues of concern to the UAE and by publishing studies and research that cover a variety of political, economic and strategic issues.