The Second Political Forum was held on Tuesday 15th of November 2016 at the Auditorium Hall in the Nursing College in Sultan Qaboos University under the Patronage of H.E. Dr. Khalid bin Salim Al Saidi, Head of the State Council. The Forum entitled ‘The Role of Public Institutions in the development of the political system in the Sultanate of Oman’ was organized by the Political Science Group with the coordination of the Business Society and under the academic supervision of the Political Science Department. It contained two sessions; Oman’s Council and Public Institutions in Oman. In the first session, Dr. Mohammed bin Saad Al Muqaddam (Assistant Professor in History, Sultan Qaboos University) talked about ‘The Role of the State Council in Public Life in Oman’ afterwards, Dr. Salim bin Salman Shukaily (Assistant Professor in Public Law, Sultan Qaboos University) gave a talk on ‘The Evolution of the Shura Council in Oman’. The Second session after the coffee break had two speakers, Honorable Dr. Rayya bint Salim Al Manthari (Member of the State Council and an Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University) about ‘Women’s role in Public Institutions’ and Honorable Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Al Meshaykhi (Assistant Professor in Mass Communication, Sultan Qaboos University) on the topic of ‘Political Communication and its relation to Public Institutions’.