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Prof. Anoush Ehteshami was appointed as the first Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in October 2011.

Appointments are for five years. The role of the chair is to:

  • drive the research agenda of the programme
  • forge extensive links with Kuwait and other member countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council
  • mentor postgraduate and doctoral students in the area of international and regional security
  • organise international conferences and symposia
  • develop a publication series
  • develop the programme as a centre of excellence