Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

An international independent, non-partisan, non-profit joint programme of a major Gulf think tank and a globally renowned academic migration centre.
The programme provides data, analyses, and recommendations contributing to the improvement of understanding and management of
Gulf labour migration, population, and labour markets, engaging with and respecting the viewpoints of all stakeholder.


GLMM Scientific Directors

Philippe Fargues (Professor, European University Institute – EUI)

Nasra M. Shah (Professor, Kuwait University)


Executive Director

Imco Brouwer (Gulf Research Center Foundation – GRCF)


Scientific Coordinators

Françoise de Bel-Air – Demographic Module

Usamah Alfarhan – Economic Module

Maysa Zahra – Legal Module


Senior Researchers

Jihan Safar


Associate Researcher

Froilan Malit


Web Assistant

Matteo Martorella



Dalal Moosa (June – September 2014)


GLMM relies further on the contributions of the staff persons of the GRC.


GRC Staff

Elsa Courdier – Publication manager / Assistant organiser Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)

Javaid Iqbal – Director information technology

Sanya Kapasi – Administration manager

Christian Koch – Director Gulf Research Center Foundation (GRCF)

Manikandan Chokkalingam – Typesetter

Radhika Menon – Editorial manager

Vasim Shaikh – Accounts manager

Sameeh Sobhi – Project coordinator GRC News Service

Oskar Ziemelis – Director of cooperation / Legal issues


GLMM logo: Courtesy of Leonardo Cardini