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ICSP 2450 Kuwait: Intercultural Dialogue and Diplomacy (Spring: 1 )

Course Description

Students will travel to Kuwait to improve their understanding of Middle Eastern cultures through face-to-face dialogue, an essential tool for bridge-building between people who inhabit different social and cultural environments and realities. Planned activities and conversations will attempt to address the challenges faced by each side in dealing with issues of citizenship, religion in public life, pluralism, peace, poverty, protection of the natural environment, and security. Selected is by competitive application to travel to Kuwait (March 3-13) to engage with counterparts at Kuwait University and American University of Kuwait. Site visits include U.S. Embassy, Embassy of Bhutan, Kuwait Diplomatic Institute, Grand Mosque, Kuwait Investment Authority, Parliament, and cultural and historical sites. Participants are required to meet several times before departure and after returning from Kuwait to discuss assigned readings, and to prepare for Kuwaiti students reciprocal visit.

Instructor(s): Kathleen Bailey

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Course acceptance by approved application only. See web page:

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17