|Born||1947 (age 66–67)
|Alma mater||University of Denver (Josef Korbel School) (M.A.), (Ph.D.)|
Massouma al-Mubarak (born 1947) is Kuwait's first female government minister, sworn in on 20 June 2005. Massouma al-Mubarak was educated in the United States and is a professor of political science.
Massouma went to the US for higher education in 1971. She has two master's degrees and a doctorate from the University of Denver. Since 1982 she has been teaching political science at the Kuwait University.
She has been active in the field of equal rights for women and also writes a daily column for Al-Anba newspaper. In 2002 she collected signatures on a petition opposing segregation by gender or abolishing coeducation in Kuwait.
In June 2005, she was appointed minister of planning and minister of state for administrative development to the cabinet led by prime minister Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah. On 25 August 2007, Massouma resigned as Minister of Health following after a fire in a hospital in Jahra. The fire killed two patients.
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