The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states and how they impact domestic and foreign policy. AGSIW focuses on issues ranging from politics and security to economics, trade, and business; from social dynamics to civil society and culture. Through programs, publications, and scholarly exchanges the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform the U.S. policy community regarding this critical geostrategic region.
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to announce the creation of the Frank G. Wisner Jr. Chair for Arabian Peninsula Strategic Studies. Scholars from all academic disciplines whose research and relevant experience is focused on the political-military and security strategies of the Gulf Arab states are welcome to apply for this position. The Wisner Chair will contribute to the institute’s efforts to encourage thoughtful debate and inform the U.S. policy community regarding this important geostrategic region by conducting research, authoring short- and long-form analyses, and planning and participating in programming. AGSIW expects to welcome the inaugural Wisner Chair in summer 2020.
AGSIW will host special events in support of the Wisner Chair, inviting friends and colleagues of Ambassador Wisner to celebrate his enormous contributions to international peace and stability.