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Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Exeter, 12-13 September 2013

Wednesday 11 September

Participants arrive

7.00pm: Dinner

Thursday 12 September

Peter Chalk, room 2.1

9.00-9.30am: Tea and Coffee

 

9.30-10.00am: Introduction

Gerd NONNEMAN (Georgetown University, Qatar)

Marc VALERI (University of Exeter)

 

10.00-11.30am: Private Sector and Reform in the GCC

Steffen HERTOG (London School of Economics and Political Science)

“Capable but Marginal: The Structural Isolation of the GCC Private Sector”

 Jasim HUSAIN (Economics Researcher, Former Bahraini MP)

“Labour Market Reforms and Businesses in the GCC”

 

11.30-11.45am: Coffee break

 

11.45am-12.45pm: Business and Politics in Bahrain

Omar ALSHEHABI (Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait)

“The Political Economy of Land Reclamation in Bahrain”

 

1.00-2.00pm: Lunch

 

2.00-3.30pm: Business and Politics in Saudi Arabia

Giacomo LUCIANI (Sciences Po, Paris / Princeton University)

“Public vs. Private Enterprises in the Saudi Diversification Drive”

Mohamed A. RAMADY (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, KSA)

“Economic Reform in Saudi Arabia and State-Business Relations: Pre and Post ‘Arab Spring’”

 

3.30-3.45pm: Coffee break

 

3.45pm-5.00pm: State-Business Relations in Qatar, Bahrain and Oman

Mehran KAMRAVA (Georgetown University, Qatar)

“State-Business Relations in Qatar: Key to Political Stability”

Marc VALERI (University of Exeter)

“Business-State Relations and Economic Liberalization in Bahrain and Oman”

 

7.00pm: Dinner

  

Friday 13 September

IAIS, LT1

 

9.00-9.30am: Tea and Coffee

 

9.30-10.45am: Business Politics in a Comparative Perspective – Session 1

Ben Ross SCHNEIDER (MIT)

“Institutions for Effective of Business-Government Collaboration: Micro Mechanisms and Macro Politics in Latin America”

Bassam HADDAD (George Mason University / Georgetown University, Washington)

“State-Business Networks: Findings from the Syrian Case”

 

10.45-11.00am: Coffee break

 

11.00am-12.00pm: Business Politics in a Comparative Perspective – Session 2

Pete W. MOORE (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland)

“Iraq’s War Economy and Business in the Gulf”

 

12.00-1.00pm: Concluding remarks

 

1.00pm: Lunch

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