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CGS Awards Gulf Studies Certificate

15th Jan 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The American University of Kuwait’s Center for Gulf Studies (CGS) has awarded a Gulf Studies Certificate to Ms. Delaney Marshall, an AUK-Dartmouth exchange student.  The AUK-Dartmouth program (founded in 2003) established the academic student exchange program in the summer of 2019.  This is the first time a Dartmouth student has earned a Gulf Studies Certificate.  Ms. Marshall, a junior at Dartmouth, is a double-major in Middle Eastern studies and government.  The CGS director, Dr. Shareefa Al-Adwani affirmed, “The courses complemented her double-major and the exchange enriched the university experience for all.”

Dr. Al-Adwani continued, “Delaney’s contributions in our Kuwait Foreign Policy class have always been thoughtful, her approach to the material meticulous, and her overall class performance outstanding. We are all so proud of Delaney, and I look forward to the continued success of this program.”

Ms. Marshall successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits and earned the requisite cumulative GPA in Gulf Studies-related course this fall 2019 semester.  Her courses included Arabic Basic Language Skills, Arab and Islamic Art, and History and Politics of Kuwait, and Kuwait Foreign Policy.  Dr. Hesham Al-Awadi, Professor of History and International Relations and the instructor of the History and Politics of Kuwait class, reported that Ms. Marshall was “a diligent and serious student.”  

Ms. Marshall commented on her experience, “I appreciate the opportunity to be able to immerse myself in the academic aspects and cultural arenas of the Gulf.  My experience has been great and I hope to return to Kuwait one day.”

To learn more about the Gulf Studies Certificate program, visit:

Delaney Marshall receiving her certificate from Dr. Ali Charara, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Shareefa Al-Adwani, Director of the Center for Gulf Studies

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