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Wednesday, January 28, 2004
American University in Kuwait

I had dinner last night at the Dickey Center with several foreign dignitaries, including Prince Hassan of Jordan, who spoke here on Monday, his son Prince Rashid, and the President of the American University of Kuwait, Shafeeq Ghabra. Dartmouth, as you may know, is working closely with the AUK to help it become the first private liberal arts university in Kuwait.

I was sitting next to President Ghabra, and found him to be a charming and eloquent man: precisely the sort of person the Arab world needs. This piece in the Weekly Standard on the AUK and President Ghabra only confirms my impressions.