The development of
Islamic finance in the
The Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation
in the Gulf States is a ten year multidisciplinary global programme. It
focuses on topics such as globalisation, economic development,
diversification of and challenges facing resource rich economies, trade
relations between the Gulf States and major trading partners, energy
trading, security and migration.
The Programme primarily studies the six states that comprise the Gulf
Cooperation Council \u2013 Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and
the United Arab Emirates. However, it also adopts a more flexible and
broader conception when the interests of research require that key
regional and international actors, such as Yemen, Iraq, Iran, as well as
its interconnections with Russia, China and India, be considered.
The Programme is hosted in LSE\u2019s interdisciplinary Centre for the Study
of Global Governance, and led by Professor David Held, co-director of
the Centre. It supports post-doctoral researchers and PhD students,
develops academic networks between LSE and Gulf institutions, and
hosts a regular Gulf seminar series at the LSE, as well as major biennial
conferences in Kuwait and London.
Director of Islamic Finance Programme
School of Government and International Affairs
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