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Prof. Bader Al Saif

Assistant Professor, Kuwait University
Bader Mousa Al-Saif is an assistant professor of modern and contemporary Middle East history at Kuwait University, a public policy consultant, and a non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He focuses on the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, namely its political history, international relations, religious affairs, reform dynamics, transnational trends, culture, and gender relations. Al-Saif has over two decades of experience researching and working in the Arab Gulf states, most notably as a deputy chief of staff to a former prime minister of Kuwait and senior vice president of the oil and gas sector at Agility. He is the recipient of various awards and a co-founder of several NGOs in the fields of education, youth empowerment, and transitional justice. Al-Saif has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters; he contributes policy analyses to multiple outlets; and is frequently quoted and interviewed by renowned media platforms and publications around the world. He holds a Ph.D. with distinction from Georgetown University; a Master of Education and a Master of Theology, both with honors from Harvard University; and a Master of Law with honors from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a double major in political science and history. Al-Saif is on X (formerly Twitter) @bmalsaif