|Date:||October 30, 2012||Time:||3:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Speaker(s):||Dr. Abdulaziz Sager
Chairman & Founder
Gulf Research Center
|Venue:||Level 6, Admin Building
Singapore Management University
81 Victoria Street Singapore 188065
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This workshop takes a trans-regional approach to explore various aspects of the current affairs in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region on Asia. Intra-regional links have been reinforced, mainly due to the increase of bilateral trade and economic collaboration. Inevitably, the events in each region will have spillover effects on each other. The workshop will assess the impact of the most significant uprisings of the region over the past few years, on the Gulf region and explores the effects of the recent events on the GCC relationship with Asia (from both economic and political point of view). As current events unfold in the MENA region, the security threats have remained high and the war talks have continued. The workshop will give an assessment of the security situation in the MENA region and the political, economic and social consequences this holds for Asia.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager is chairman/founder of the Gulf Research Center and also the President of Sager Group Holding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sager has special research interest in Gulf strategic issues and is a regular contributor and commentator to international and regional media. He is also the author of numerous publications including “Political Opposition in Saudi Arabia” in “Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs”, Aarts and Nonneman, eds. (2005). In November 2003, Dr. Sager was appointed as a member of the Makkah Province Council. In addition, he serves as a member on the advisory board of the Arab Thought Foundation; the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF); the Faculty of Economics and Administration of King Abdulaziz University; the Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia; the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); the German Orient Foundation; and for the 4th Arab Human Development Report for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Dr. Sager holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from Lancaster University and an M.A. from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.