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Gulf Studies Center Host 3rd Diwaniah

The Gulf Studies Center at the American University of Kuwait hosted its 3rd Diwaniah for AUK directors and faculty in the Kuwait house of National Works, memorial museum on Saturday, March 12 2011. The museum started with the reception hall, where the walls consisted of hand drawn portraits of the rulers of Kuwait from the late Sheikh Mubarak Al Kabeer to our present Amir. The reception hall also contained a large map of Kuwait made of colored glass. Followed by that was the Kuwait heritage hall, which was designed by voice recordings, old folk songs, and miniature models of Kuwaiti buildings. The museum included hand drawn panoramas, photos, and weapons used by the Iraqis during the invasion.

Attendees: Dr. Winfred Thompson, Dr. James Goodpasture, Dr. Marjorie Kelly, Dr. Kathy Nixon, Dr. Francisco Carrada Bravo, Dr. Pellegrino A. Luciano, Dr. Christopher Ohan, Dr. Ralph Palliam, Dr. Gholamreza Vatandoust, Mrs. Gholamreza, Dr. Mohammad Akbar, Dr. Anastasia Kononova, Prof. Kevin Peppard, Prof. Charles W Cange, Prof. Abbas Momeni, Prof. William Andersen, Prof. Maryam Hosseinnia, Prof. Marcia Denny, Mrs. Jill H. Allgier, Hiba Ali and Menna Abdulhamid.

Group Photo with Dr. Winfred Thompson

Left to Right: Dr. Mohammad Akbar's son, Dr. Mohammad Akbar-Director of GSC, Menna Abdulhamid -Student worker GSC, Hiba Ali- Program Coordinator GSC, Dr. Ralph Palliam- Associate Professor of Business Administration

Released by the PR & Marketing Department on the 20th March 2011

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