Mr. Mark H. Salas talks about American Political Parties, in a lecture at GUST

The A. M. Al-Refai Library and Dr. Hasanen in coordination with the U.S. Embassy, Kuwait arranged for a lecture for the students of American Politics, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The lecture titled, “American Political Parties” was presented by Mr. Mark H. Salas, the acting Director of HR for the Army Central Command at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  

Mr. Salas spoke of the history of the political parties in the U.S. and went on to explain how these parties had evolved over the years. Speaking from a political perspective, Mr. Salas explained the three branches of the U.S. government, and how Presidential elections in the U.S. take place. Talking of current events, Mr. Salas highlighted a few, namely: Tea Party (Offshoot of Republican Party), Sequester, Government Shutdown, Affordable Care Act, Filibuster – Nuclear Option, and Immigration Reform.

The attendees found the lecture to be informative as it offered a real-world outlook and was interactive too. The session was open to questions in the end; which Mr. Salas was seen answering enthusiastically. The lecture was part of the ongoing lecture-series that are frequently held at GUST, and represents the association GUST shares with the Public Affairs Section at U.S. Embassy.

Mr. Mark H. Salas has served in a wide variety of leadership, training and HR positions with the U.S. Army over a career of 25 years.  His career has taken him to over 33 countries and he has lived overseas in excess of 16 years.  This is his second time in Kuwait.