Shafeeq Ghabra is Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University. He served as the founding president of the American University of Kuwait from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Ghabra directed the Center for Strategic and Future Studies at Kuwait University from September 2002 to January 2003. From 1998 to 2002 he was the director of the Kuwait Information Office in Washington, D.C. From 1996 to 1999 he served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Social Sciences at Kuwait University. Dr. Ghabra also produced and anchored, from 2006 to 2008, a weekly talk show on Kuwait TV called The Weekly Diwaniya. Dr. Ghabra writes weekly columns and is a frequent contributor to al-Hayat and Middle East Transparent. His columns are syndicated in several regional newspapers.

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