|Event||Examining the GCC Regional and International Roles|
|When||Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm|
|Where||School of Foreign Service - Qatar 0A12|
H.E. Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg is the GCC Assistant Secretary General for Negotiations and Strategic Dialogue, responsible for GCC relations with the rest of the world. Among his responsibilities: trade negotiations, strategic dialogue, technical cooperation, and regional cooperation between the GCC and other countries and groups.
Before assuming this post in 2009, he served as GCC Director for Economic Integration, where he worked for ten years (1999- 2008) overseeing the GCC integration process, especially in the areas of the Common Market, Customs Union and harmonization of laws and regulations.
Before joining the GCC in 1999, he served as an economist and legal expert at the United Nations in New York. In Saudi Arabia, he served in a number of government departments and several in several national commissions in Saudi Arabia for manpower strategies, unemployment, education reform, and strategic cooperation.
Dr. Aluwaisheg studied law at Columbia University, economics at New York University, and political economy at the New University for Social Research, in New York City.
He has written extensively on economic, political and legal issues, in the GCC, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and the region at large.
He writes weekly on current economic and international affairs: On Sundays, in English, in Arab News (Saudi Arabia), and every Tuesday in Arabic, at Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia).
Lunch will be served at this event.
|Access||» This event is limited to Georgetown University students, faculty and staff.|
|Contact||Dr. Christine Schiwietz Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Tel: +974-4457-8557 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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