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The battle for the minds of young Saudis.

There are high hopes that the recent appointment of a new Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia marks a significant attempt to modernise the country’s education system. In this op-ed, Dennis Sammut discusses the tasks ahead for Prince Khaled al … Continue reading

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OxGAPS symposium offered an open space for debate on important issues.

Many participants in the symposium held in Oxford on 16 November have commented on the importance of the event and how it contributed to providing an open space for debate on many important issues affecting the Middle East Region at … Continue reading

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Oxford to host symposium on “Old and New Challenges in the Arab countries of the Gulf and the Levant”.

Around fifty young politicians, government officials, civil society activists and journalists from Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon will join Oxford students and scholars for a one day symposium on the theme “Old and New Challenges in the Arab countries … Continue reading

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Do Saudi students abroad defy stereotypes?

An article on the website of the Saudi newspaper, Arab News, last week has caused something of a debate. The article written under the byline of Ali Harbi, Detroit, says that “Saudi students studying in the United States are defying … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak! The Muslim world celebrates Eid al Adha.

We extend Eid greetings to all members of OxGAPS, all our subscribers  on oxgaps.org, and our friends on facebook, and to all Muslims celebrating  Eid al Adha. The image shows Doha, capital of Qatar lit up for Eid. (picture courtesy … Continue reading

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Great interest in OxGAPS during Oxford University Freshers’ Fair.

The OxGAPS stand at Fresher’s Fair was visited by many of the thousands of  Oxford University students who attended this hugely popular event. Members of the OxGAPS committee shared information about our programme of events for the next term. Several hundred … Continue reading

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OxGAPS Forum supports Dubai’s bid to host EXPO 2020.

OxGAPS – The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies forum has become a supporter of the bid of Dubai to host EXPO 2020. A decision is expected to be announced in Paris in November. A spokesman for OxGAPS Forum said: … Continue reading

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