24 October 2017
Dr Hassan Hakimian, the Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS University of London, initiated the Distinguished Speaker Series at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Doha with a talk on the recent economic blockade on Qatar.
The talk was at the invitation of the CHSS Dean, Dr Amal Al-Malki, and was entitled "Do Economic Sanctions Work?". It provided historical background and conceptual analysis to reflect critically on recent developments in the GCC region. It was delivered on 17 October at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) and was open to the public including SOAS alumni.