Mideast Unrest Reawakens Concern Over Taint of Foreign Money

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Bahrain's prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa

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Bahrain's prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa

In the summer of 2008, Lewis N. Walker, president of Lawrence Technological University, flew to Bahrain to deliver an honorary doctorate to Sheik Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa. The country's prime minister and crown prince was being honored for his support of a free-market economy and for "creating the infrastructure for an innovative and socially and environmentally sustainable society," according to a Lawrence Tech press release. The crown prince honored the university at about the same