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Dr. Shareefa Al-Adwani

Dr. Shareefa Al-Adwani, PhD - Director

Dr. Shareefa Al-Adwani joined AUK in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Davis in June 2016, after receiving her second M.A. in Political Science from the same university in March 2016. She earned her first M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago in August 2005 and her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2004, double-majoring in Foreign Affairs and in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. From 2006-2009, she joined AUK as an adjunct faculty member in (what was then) the Department of International Studies, and from 2007-2009, she was the Assistant to the President, focusing on special projects and committees. Her current research projects involve (1) the investigation of GCC socio-political phenomenon and changes over time using recently available government data and (2) using various new and existing cross-sectional time-series data to investigate the domestic factors for international cooperation, treaties, and agreements. She is also a regular insights contributor for Kuwait's RAI Institute for Strategic Studies and Research.


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