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Call for Papers: Conference on "Gulf Crisis: Origin, Repercussions and Future"

08/27/2018
The Gulf region witnessed an extraordinary rift when, on June 5, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut all diplomatic ties and imposed a siege on the State of Qatar following the hacking of Qatar News Agency website. With the pressing role of media in general and social media in particular, new political realities have been created in the region.

This annual international conference on the Gulf Crisis will bring together scholars, policy makers and students from a wide-range of disciplines to engage in a nuance debate on the role of the cyber and information security on the politics as well as the shift of alliances in theregion. This conference will also explore the long-term economic implications of the blockade and will identify how the economy of Qatar is adjusting to the impact of the siege. The conference in addition, will discuss the role of Media and Information Technology in creating political cultures as well as conflicts.

Possible Topics for Papers
We encourage the submission of papers on the Gulf crisis economic, political and social aspects that promise to scholarly analyze, find solutions and set best practices,including, but not limited to the following areas:

•    Cyber and Information Security
•    Economic Diversification
•    Conflict and post-conflictperspectives
•    Shift in Political Alliances
•    The Gulf Crisis in the Academia
•    Gulf culture and society amid the Crisis
•    Post-colonialism
•    Gender and Migration
•    Food Security
•    Role of Media and Information Technology
•    International Relations and Security of theGulf
•    Sustainable Development

Publication
Accepted papers will be published in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal/book providing that the author(s) present the work at the Conference.Given that papers will be peer-reviewed and should enhance knowledge and contribute to the current debate regarding the issue, publication is not guaranteed.

How to Apply
Interested participants need to submit an abstracts of 250-300 words as well as an updated CV to GSEvents@qu.edu.qa, before1 October 2018. Candidates whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by November 2018.

Venue
The two-day 3rd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference will take place in Qatar University-Administration Building, Conference Hall B01.

Practical Information
All presenters whose book chapters are accepted for the Conference will have their travel expenses and accommodation arranged and paid for by the organizers, as well as all the Conference lunches and dinners.
 


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