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Youth Opinion in the GCC Countries

24 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Chatham House, London


Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House



Young people form the majority of the population in the Gulf, but their views have traditionally been under-represented in the public discourse. This is beginning to change as a younger generation of leaders takes power, and as the Gulf youth embrace social media to a record-breaking extent. The measurement and analysis of youth opinion, like broader public opinion, is under-developed, but a number of recent surveys have shed more light on youth perspectives on their economic future, social and political issues, and levels of trust in different countries around the world.

This roundtable will highlight findings from recent research into youth perceptions in the Gulf, as well as other indicators of youth opinion in the region, and will bring together scholars focusing on the Gulf to analyse some of the results.

A sandwich lunch will be available from 12.30pm. Please note that spaces for this event are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.