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Visiting professor from Kuwait presents lecture

Dean Ann Marie Legreid and Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Dhafiri

The Department of Social Work sponsored a lecture by Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Dhafiri, a visiting professor from Kuwait, titled “Kuwait: Toward a Different Social Policy” on November 29. Al-Dhafiri spoke about the history of Kuwait and how it developed its current social policy. Kuwait moved from a poor, traditional society to a modern, wealthy nation in a very short period of time. Al-Dhafiri is spending a year working with Craig Cline, assistant professor of social work, researching examples of local, regional, and national social policy programs. He plans to draw on American models for potential adoption in Kuwait. Al-Dhafiri will also help connect Shepherd faculty to those at Kuwait University.