July 9, 2018

Aisha Al-Sarihi Joins AGSIW as a Visiting Scholar

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2018 – The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to announce that Aisha Al-Sarihi has joined the institute as a visiting scholar.

Before joining AGSIW, Al-Sarihi served as a research officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Middle East Centre, where her research was focused on addressing the challenges and opportunities for climate policy integrity with economic diversification strategies in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. She previously contributed to Sohar University’s Environment Research Centre’s regional air pollution project aimed at assessing the levels of air pollution around a petrochemical industrial port complex.

Her research interests include energy, climate, and renewable energy policies and political economy with a focus on the Gulf Arab states. Al-Sarihi earned her PhD from the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. She holds an MSc and BSc in environmental science (with distinction) from Sultan Qaboos University.

“I am honored and humbled to have joined the team at AGSIW and I look forward to contributing to its excellent work,” said Al-Sarihi. “I am sure that AGSIW will be a great platform to communicate the importance of aligning climate policies with economic diversification strategies in the Gulf states.”

“We are delighted to welcome a scholar with the credentials of Aisha Al-Sarihi to AGSIW,” said Executive Vice President Stephen A. Seche. “Few issues impact Gulf Arab states more profoundly than climate, and we are confident that Aisha’s research will contribute in important ways to how these societies imagine an economic future substantially less dependent on fossil fuels.”


The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states and how they impact domestic and foreign policy. AGSIW focuses on issues ranging from politics and security to economics, trade, and business; from social dynamics to civil society and culture. Through programs, publications, and scholarly exchanges the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform the U.S. policy community regarding this critical geostrategic region.