Gulf State Business

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:05

Gerd Nonneman - International Co-Investigator

Gerd NONNEMAN is Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Professor of International Relations & Gulf Studies.

Dr. Gerd Nonneman, Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, and Professor of International Relations & Gulf Studies , holds an M.A. in Middle East Politics (1985) and Ph.D in Politics (1993) from the University of Exeter. He also holds Licentiates in Oriental Philology (Arabic) (1980) and Development Studies (1981) from the University of Ghent, Belgium. 

Prior to his appointment as dean, he served as Professor of International Relations & Middle East Politics, and Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter, where he has also directed the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies and the Center for Gulf Studies. A former Executive Director of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), he is also a Council member of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Aside from his academic work, he has worked in the private sector in the Gulf region, and acted as a consultant to a range of companies, NGOs, governments and international institutions. 

Dean Nonneman is Associate Editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge). 

Among his recent publications are: 'Al-Mamlaka Al-'arabiyya al-sa'udiyya fi-l-mizaniyya' [Saudi Arabia in the Balance] (updated Arabic edition: Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies, 2012); ‘Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States: Elite Politics, Street Protests and Regional Diplomacy’ (Chatham House, 2011); ‘Europe, the US, and the Gulf after the Cold War’, in V. Mauer & D. Möckli (eds.), 'European-American Relations and the Middle East: From Suez to Iraq' (Routledge, 2010); ‘Terrorism and Political Violence in the Middle East and North Africa: Drivers and Limitations’, in A. Siniver (ed.), 'International Terrorism post 9/11' (Routledge, 2010); ‘Political Reform in the Gulf Monarchies: From Liberalisation to Democratisation? A Comparative Perspective’, in A. Ehteshami & S. Wright (eds.), 'Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies' (Reading: Ithaca Press, 2008); 'Saudi Arabia in the Balance: Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs' (New York University Press, 2006); EU-GCC Relations, Gulf Papers Series (Gulf Research Center, 2006); and 'Analyzing Middle East Foreign Policies' (Routledge, 2005).

The full list of publications is available here.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:02

Marc Valeri - Principal Investigator

 Dr. Marc Valeri is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East and Director of the Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter

After a Master's Degree in Comparative Politics, with speciality on Arab and Muslim worlds, Marc Valeri received a PhD in 2005 from Sciences Po Paris. His work dealt with nation-building and political legitimacy in the Sultanate of Oman since 1970.

He was 'Jean Monnet' Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy) in 2005-2006 and then 'Marie Curie' Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS, University of Exeter) between 2007 and 2009. In 2009-10, he held a position of Teaching Fellow in politics and constitutional law at the University of La Rochelle (France) ans was concomitantly Honourary Research Fellow at the IAIS. In September 2010, he took up his current position at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

Currently his main areas of interest are the social, political and economic transformations in the Gulf monarchies. Another activity of research he is developing is the issues of stability and consolidation of authoritarianism in the Middle East, and more broadly the question of legitimacy in authoritarian and non-democratic regimes.

The full list of publications is available here.

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