• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Bernard Haykel

Princeton University

Professor of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East

Bernard Haykel is a scholar of the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the politics, economics, and history of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and Yemen. He is professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University where he is also director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East. He has led Princeton’s Project on Oil, Energy and the Middle East and teaches courses on this and other subjects. Professor Haykel is presently completing a book on the modern politics of Saudi Arabia, with a focus on Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and his projects to transform the country. Professor Haykel has supervised over 15 PhD dissertations that deal with Arabian politics and history and has received several prominent awards, such as the Prize Fellowship at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, the Carnegie Corporation and Guggenheim fellowships and the Old Dominion Professorship at Princeton. He appears frequently in print and broadcast media. These include PBS, NPR, the New York Times, Project Syndicate, Al Arabia, Al Jazeera, and the BBC among others. Professor Haykel maintains direct contact with the political, energy industry and private sector leaders in the Gulf. He earned his doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Sessions With Bernard Haykel

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 07/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    Mideast Gulf: Geopolitics versus markets

    Upstream Oil & Gas
    Never tranquil, the Mideast Gulf region is facing a wave of challenges ranging from developments in Iran to redefining relations with the world’s superpowers at a time of war and energy anxieties. How the countries in the Mideast Gulf respond to the pull and push of geopolitics and markets now will define their longer-term possibilities and future. What choices might they make and what may be the outcomes?