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Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa


On March 18-19, CIRMENA members Professor George Joffe, Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian and Management Committee Chair Professor Yasir Suleiman, presented papers at a two-day international conference titled “Perspectives on Middle East Studies” at Qatar University (QU). As part of a new project, Cambridge in Qatar, the conference, organized by the Centre of Islamic Studies at Cambridge University, and the University of Qatar Gulf Studies Centre, drew about 200 participants from the diplomatic community, academia, and government.



Other Cambridge University delegates included Master of Corpus Christi College, Stuart Laing, and Dr. Paul Andersen of the Centre of Islamic Studies. University of Qatar’s Gulf Studies Centre director, Dr Abdullah Baabood said: “Dialogue and collaboration such as this are critical not only for Qatar and the Gulf but also worldwide.” The event also featured presentations from academics, researchers and experts from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, University College of London - Qatar, Northwestern University Qatar, and University of Sarajevo.



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