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The Gulf States: An Aspired Future

We are pleased to confirm we are taking part in an all-day conference covering political reform, human rights and media freedom in the Gulf, alongside ALQST: Advocating for Human Rights, DIWAN LONDON, SALAM: For Democracy and Human Rights, Muwatin Media Network and Lancaster University.

This event aims to identify some of the main challenges facing the region, from undemocratic governance to a lack of civic space and free press, highlighting the interdependence of inside and outside levers of change and offering alternative solutions to build the region’s future. It will bring together experts across a range of fields, including politics, academia, human rights and journalism.

When November 16, 2019 09:30-18:00

The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN



Dr James Worrall, University of Leeds

Yahya Assiri, ALQST

Dr Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

Rhodri Davies, Writer & journalist

Adel Marzooq, Gulf House

Safa Al Ahmad, Filmmaker

Bill Law, The Gulf Matters

Juliet Wells, Temple Garden Chambers

Dr Marc Valeri,University of Exeter

Anwar Rasheed, Gulf Forum for Civil Society Organisations

Drewery Dyke, Rights Realization Centre

Dr Haifaa Khalafallah, Sinai Centre for Islamic Mediterranean Studies

Sheikha Aljasim, Kuwait University

Taif Al Khudary, LSE Middle East Center

Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International

Tara Reynor O’Grady, SALAM

Mohammed al-Fazari, Muwatin Media Network

Matthew Hedges, Durham University

Jawad Fairooz, SALAM

Josh Cooper, ALQST and SALAM

Sahar al-Faifi, Civil rights activist

Adam Hug, Foreign Policy Centre

Listen to an audio recording of the event here.

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