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Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari

Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari

Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari is currently serving as Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, having been appointed in 2008. He has a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Cairo University, a master’s degree in Political Philosophy from the Sorbonne in France, and a PhD in Political Science from New York University. Proficient in French, English and Arabic, Dr. Al Kuwari spent many years in the diplomatic corps, having served as Ambassador to Lebanon, Syria and France. He was Qatar’s representative at the United Nations and the country’s delegate to UNESCO between 1970 and 1984. He has also authored a number of books and political and cultural essays in several Arab journals.