2018 Conferences & Seminars

“Kingdom in Transition: The Perspective and Aspirations of Young Saudis”, Saudi-British Society, London, 04 April, speaker and panel moderator

“The Saudi ‘Social Contract’ Under Strain: Employment and Housing”, Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative, Project on Middle East Political Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, April 18-19, presenter

“Saudi Arabia in Transition: Socio-Economic and Societal Transformation”, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 06 June, special lecture

“Postgraduate and Research Projects in the Middle East and North Africa”, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 07 June, principal discussant

“Social Reform and Challenges in Saudi Arabia: Youth and Saudi Vision 2030”, The German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, 11 June, main speaker

“Saudi Youth and the Social Contract”, Gulf Foresight: How We Think about the Future, Chatham House, London, 12 June, presenter

 “Policy-Making in the GCC: State, Citizens and Institutions”, Center for Research & Intercommunication Knowledge, Riyadh, 04 July, special lecture

“Redefining the Saudi ‘distributional’ system: domestic stakeholders and public expectations in a low-oil price era”, World Congress for Middle East Studies, Seville University, 18 July, presenter

“The Impact of Globalization on Saudi Male Millennials’ Perceptions of Identity”, 9th Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, 31 August, presenter

"Skills for our Tomorrow", Misk Global Forum 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14-15 November, participant

2017 Conferences & Seminars

Saudi-British Society, Rawabi Holding Awards 2017, London, 15 February, Keynote Speech for Saudi-British Society Winner of The Rawabi Holding Awards 2017: The award for making a significant contribution to Saudi-British relations was presented at the Annual Dinner.

Bridging the Divide? Social Media in the Gulf in an Age of Turmoil and Change. Part 1 – Reform”, at State, Society and Social Media in the GCC workshop, Al Salam Center and Chatham House, Graduates Society, Kuwait City, 27-28 March, presenter.

Conducting Research in Saudi Arabia: Methods and Challenges at Research and Publishing Strategies, General Studies Department Seminar, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, 17 April, presenter.

Being Young Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom, Workshop at King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Riyadh, 20 May, workshop director & presenter.

Institutions of the State: Policymaking in the GCC, book launch for Policy-Making in the GCC: State, Citizens and Institutions, Chatham House, London, UK, 05 September, 2017, presenter.

Institutions of the State: Policymaking in the GCC, Roundtable / book launch for Policy-Making in the GCC: State, Citizens and Institutions, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 08 November, 2017, presenter.

MISK GLOBAL FORUM, "Meeting the Challenge of Change", Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15-16 November, 2017, participant.

2016 Conferences & Seminars

The Social Contract in the GCC: Future Trends in the Gulf Programme, Chatham House, London, UK, 11 January. Workshop Participant.

Saudi Youth and Societal Transformation: Aspirations and Challenges, Riyadh Group of British Businesses, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 22 February. Keynote Speaker. 

John Smith Trust, The Ras Al Khaimah Colloquim, UAE, 26 February. Presenter: Youth And Perceptions Of Good Governance.

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington DC, USA, 02 March. Presenter: Saudi Youth Issues. 

"After the Uprisings Conference", Princeton University, USA, 04-06 March. Presenter: Societal Transformation, Public Opinion and Saudi Youth. 

SOAS MENA Society, SOAS University of London, UK, 15 March. Presenter: Saudi Youth and Societal Transformation.

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 25 April. Participant: Saud Al Awtan Conference.

7th Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, UK, 16 August. Presenter: Reevaluating the Saudi Social Contract: The Perspective of Saudi Male Graduates.

2015 Conferences & Seminars

Thinking Strategically About the Middle East, Chatham House & King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, London, UK, 19 January. Presenter: Societal Transformation in Saudi Arabia: The Perspective of Youth.

Knowledge-Based Development in the Gulf, 2nd Gulf Studies Symposium, American University of Kuwait, 13-15 March. Presenter Teaching Political-Science in Saudi Arabia: The Perspective of Saudi Male Undergraduates at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Building Magical Futures: Education for Employability, The Third Middle East Development Conference, The Talent Enterprise / Canadian University of Dubai, UAE, 30 April. Panelist: The Career Development Professional Perspective: Challenges and Gaps in Youth Employability.

The Arab Spring in a Global Context, Provost's Global Forum, University of Iowa, USA, 28 April - 01 May. Presenter: State-Society Relations and Societal Transformation in Saudi Arabia: The Perspective of Youth.

The Sixth Annual Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, UK, 24-27 August. Workshop Director (with Dr. Neil Quilliam, Chatham House) Building an Institutional Process of Socio-Politics in the Gulf.

Civil Society and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs & Moscow School of Civic Education, Oslo, Norway, 3-5 September. Presenter: Public Debate, Civil society and their Influence on the Petroleum Sector: The Case of Saudi Arabia.

The Middle East and the Islamic World in the Mirror of Humanities and Social Sciences: Joint International Conference, DAVO, Bochum, Germany, 24-26 September. Presenter on Panel 9 - Multiple Forms of Political and Cultural Expression: Youth Cultures in the Arab Gulf States. Presentation Societal Transformation, Social Media and Saudi Youth.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Sharing Insights on Europe's Key Partner in the Middle East, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), KAS Conference Center, Cadenabbia, Italy, 27-30 September. Panelist and Presenter: Ripe for Reform? Saudi Arabia's Domestic Policy under King Salman.

Saudi-British Society, Annual Ghazi Al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture, London, UK, 05 November. Keynote Speaker: Saudi Youth and Societal Transformation: Aspirations and Challenges.

2014 Conferences & Seminars

Islamism and its Alternatives in the GCC, Qatar University & Chatham House, Doha, Qatar, 14-15 December 2014. Listening participant.

State-Society Dialogue in Saudi Arabia, Chatham House, London, UK, 27 November 2014. Presenter.

The Arabian Gulf & Regional Challenges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15-17 September, 2014. Listening participant.

5th Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, UK, 25-28 August, 2014. Presenter, Workshop 5, Employed, yet Underemployed and Underestimated: Leadership, Ownership and Work Motivation in the Gulf.

Tutzing International Relations Summer Academy, Munich, Germany, 4-7 August. Presenter Societal Transformation in Saudi Arabia: Women and Youth as a Force for Change.

The First Workshop on Saudi-British Relations, Diplomat Institute & Chatham House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15-16 April 2014. Full-participant.

Growth Through Youth, Jeddah Economic Forum, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 18-20 March 2014. Delegate.