DUBAI AND THE GULF STATES
March 11, 2008
Agenda for Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership
6th -7th January, 2008
March 11, 2008
Agenda for The Frontiers
Leadership Development Program - DEWA
8 - 9 January, 2008
The Dubai Initiative at the Belfer Center and The Dubai School of Government are pleased to announce their first joint conference at the Kennedy School of Government, scheduled to take place on November 8, 2007.
November 29, 2012
Distinguished panelists will provide high-level insights into the state of climate policy—and prospects for the future—as COP-18 comes to an end. The event will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
Developments in information and communication technology and networked computing over the past two decades have given rise to the notion of electronic government, most commonly used to refer to the delivery of public services over the Internet. This volume argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government" on technology and transactions to the broader perspective of information government—the information flows within the public sector, between the public sector and citizens, and among citizens....
Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government is the result of a collaboration between the authors, the Dubai Initiative, and the Dubai School of Government (DSG). The original papers were presented at a DSG conference held in Dubai in May 2005.
November 22, 2006
By Jeremy Jones, Former Joint Research Fellow, International Security Program/The Dubai Initiative, 2004–2007
As the US demand for Western-style democracy in the Middle East grows ever more strained, Harvard Middle East expert Jeremy Jones travels through the region evaluating the prospects for change. He engages with diverse political cultures, from traditional assemblies in the Persian Gulf, to sophisticated multiconfessional politics in the Levant.
How can the states of the Middle East begin to create the political conditions for achieving sustained progress toward the elimination of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons? This paper examines the challenges and obstacles that the parties of the region will need to overcome to bring a WMD-free zone into force, and recommends near-term steps for improving regional security.
September 26, 2012
By Krysten Hartman, Program Coordinator, Middle East Initiative
On Wednesday, September 20, Rami Khouri delivered his lecture, “Arab Spring: From Citizen Revolts to National Reconfiguration,” to Harvard students, faculty and members of the community. The syndicated journalist shed light on the causes and repercussions of what he described as the “bewildering array of events” that have characterized the Arab world over the past twenty months.
December 6, 2011
In the News
By Justin Dargin, Former Associate, The Dubai Initiative
Justin Dargin speaks with industry periodical Natural Gas Daily about energy output, both oil and gas, in Kuwait. The article focuses on the disappointing oil exports of the nation, but also about the potential for gas production in the region.