HBKU Press Unveils New Book on Blockade at Doha Forum

HBKU Press New Book

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) unveiled a new book, The Gulf Crisis: The View from Qatar, featuring 16 Education City-based scholars and experts with insider accounts of how the blockade has influenced Qatar’s economy, society and diplomatic relations. The book was launched during the Doha Forum where HBKU was a content partner.

HBKU Press Doha Forum

Dr Evren Tok speaks before an audience during the Doha Forum.

The book was launched during a panel discussion on the last day of the forum this week. Dr Rory Miller, professor of government at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), moderated the discussion with four of the book’s contributors: Dr Gerd Nonneman of GU-Q; Dr Tareq Al Ansari of HBKU; Dr Jocelyn Sage Mitchell of Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q); and Dr Mohamed Evren Tok of HBKU.

HBKU Press Executive Director Bachar Chebaro said the book, The Gulf Crisis: The View from Qatar, offers an opportunity to highlight the expertise of leading academics at HBKU and Qatar Foundation.

We thank Doha Forum for providing HBKU Press with an invaluable platform to unveil the book to an audience of key local and international figures, which encouraged dialogue on the topic of the blockade.’

Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute, also delivered a presentation on the topic Fact or Falsehood? The Consequences of Misinformation, where he highlighted how new technologies and social media enable the viral spread of questionable facts.

Doha Forum is a global platform for dialogue, bringing together leaders in policy to build innovative and action-driven networks. This year, the forum was held under the theme Shaping Policy in an Interconnected World.

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