Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan participated in the Atlantic Council’s U.S.-Saudi dialogue delegation to Riyadh.
For The National, Visiting Scholar Yasser Elsheshtawy commented on infrastructure development in the United Arab Emirates, noting that many projects are focusing efforts on pedestrian-friendly mixed-use developments.
Regarding the conflict in Yemen, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan spoke to The Washington Post about Saudi and Emirati efforts to foster nationalism, rooted in a commitment to the military.
Senior Resident Scholar Karen E. Young spoke with Al Arabiya on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Silicon Valley.
On April 10 at the Global Cultural Districts Network gathering in Dubai, Raymond E. Karam, AGSIW senior director for programs and putreach, and Vilma Jurkute, director of Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, announced a partnership between AGSIW and Alserkal Avenue to copresent the second annual Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium: “Art and the Gulf City,” taking place in Washington, DC from May 7 – 9.