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GUST Global Studies Center Kicks off Events with Lecture on Cyberhacking

29 October 2019

Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Global Studies Center (GSC) held a lecture entitled “Nation State Cyber-Hacking: Looking Backwards to Light the Path Forward” by Guillermo Christensen, a lawyer and partner in the Data Security and Privacy at Ice Miller. The lecture was part of the GSC’s ongoing effort to bring outstanding speakers and stimulating topics to GUST and the wider community.




Guillermo Christensen, a former CIA officer, earned his juris doctor in 2005 from Georgetown University Law Center. With his extensive background in the field, he discussed the evolution of nation state hacking. He focused on the growing global cyber arms bazaar and the challenges that these high-end capabilities pose to companies and the private sector. The lecture was attended by GUST Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait, and Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy, Nelson Wen.


Global Studies Center Chair, Dr. Shahd Alshammari, stated “The GSC seeks to foster public understanding of important global issues. At least once a month, a speaker is invited to speak in a lecture open to the public, help raise awareness on an array of topics, and promote engagement with the local community.”




The GSC is a leading research center on global studies, and a vehicle for engaging both internal and external communities through stimulating events and lectures on global issues. The center aims to conduct cutting-edge research on cross-national political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental issues of critical importance, and share research output and information regionally and globally. The GSC seeks to foster public understanding of global issues with local significance. 


GUST continues to build on its mission to become a knowledge-hub that benefits and engages students, academics, and the wider Kuwait community as a whole.