Peter Bartu, Ph.D.
The Gulf states seemed impermeable to the 2011 Arab uprisings, but saw regional developments as both threat and opportunity. Bartu will discuss Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, and Qatar in particular and their roles in an ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of a region.
Peter Bartu teaches political transitions in the Middle East, North Africa, the Gulf states, international organizations, and global governance at UC Berkeley. He has held various appointments with the UN in Benghazi, Tripoli, Djibouti, Iraq, Malawi, Jerusalem, East Timor, and Cambodia, and served as a foreign policy advisor in the Australian Prime Minister's Department. Bartu has a Ph.D. in history from Monash University.