A conversation with:

Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi
Chief Executive Officer
Labour Market Regulatory Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

Introduced by:

Barry Pavel
Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, 
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Atlantic Council

Moderated by:

Bilal Y. Saab
Director, Middle East Peace and Security Initiative, 
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Atlantic Council

No country in the Gulf region and perhaps in the broader Arab world has thought about and experimented with reform more than the Kingdom of Bahrain. Indeed, Manama was setting up economic visions of the future long before the trend became popular. However, the country’s reform process faces various challenges, posed by an ongoing political crisis at home and an increasingly turbulent regional environment. Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi, Chief Executive Officer of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), will join the Atlantic Council to discuss Bahrain’s reform accomplishments and shortcomings and lay out the country’s path toward sustainable development.  

In his capacity as head of the LMRA, Mr. Al Absi is responsible for realizing Bahrain’s economic reform plan. Since its inception in 2006, the LMRA has played a crucial role in HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s economic reform program. Additionally, the large and vastly important institution oversees the implementation of Bahrain Vision 2030.

Please join the Atlantic Council and Mr. Al Absi in a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of Bahrain’s economy and labor market, Bahrain’s ongoing and longstanding efforts of economic reform, and the implications for regional security and US interests in the region. 

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