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Dr. Mariam Alkazemi writes essay for DC think tank

Aug 9, 2018

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By Marcus Messner, Ph.D., Associate Director

Mariam Alkazemi, Ph.D., assistant professor in public relations
Mariam Alkazemi, Ph.D., assistant professor in public relations

Dr. Mariam Alkazemi, a new public relations faculty member at the Robertson School, recently wrote a reflection for a think tank in Washington, DC about the aftermath of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces 28 years ago. The invasion led to Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War in 1991. Alkazemi taught at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait before joining the Robertson School. 

In her essay for the website of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Alkazemi wrote that "it is timely to explore an under-analyzed aspect to Kuwait’s recovery. Much research has examined the socioeconomic and sociopolitical shifts in post-war Kuwait, such as the increase of Islamists in parliament or the popularity of other religious and political movements. Others have also examined Kuwait’s developing consumer culture. Yet few have have paid attention to the reconstruction of meaning in the aftermath of the Gulf War. While Kuwaiti buildings and roads have been rebuilt, civil society is still working towards healing from the invasion on a cultural and individual level."

You can read the complete essay on the website of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.