Aisha Al-Sarihi is a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, where she is researching the potential for climate policy integrity with economic diversification strategies in Saudi Arabia. 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.