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Vice President of Gulf Comparative Education Society Elected

Al Wasat
June 04, 2014

Dr. Abdullah Al Ajmi has formally been elected as the new Vice President of the Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES). Dr. Al Ajmi will be serving a twelve-month term and will be actively involved in assisting in overseeing the society and its activities in the region.

Dr. Al Ajmi is an anthropologist with interests in development, economic culture, migration, and sociolinguistics. He was initially trained in the United States in anthropology and oral history and has worked in the American South in a major project to collect the oral history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi. In the US, his first master's thesis examined the relationship between cultural genres and state politics. Dr. Al Ajmi moved to the London School of Economics, where he wrote another master's thesis on the problematics of state development in Kuwait. At LSE, his PhD focused on ethnographic research among Yemeni immigrants in Kuwait. Currently, Dr. Al Ajmi is the assistant director of academic affairs at the Arab Open University of Kuwait, where he also teaches courses on Arab development, globalization, and foundations in open learning.

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