Dean’s Message

A Message from the Dean

It is with great humility, along with pride in our history and legacy, that I take the mantle as interim dean of GU-Q. As a professor who has taught at Georgetown University for 35 years, I can attest to our commitment to students, faculty and staff, and of our appreciation for the community members and stakeholders who support our mission. I joined Georgetown because of its academic and research excellence, and I came to build the Qatar campus because of the opportunity to engage with a diversity of students in a rich multiversity atmosphere. 

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We invite you to support and participate in our mission to promote intellectual and ethical understanding, to engage in serious and sustained discourse, and to work together towards a more just, equitable, and harmonious world.

I am proud of our accomplishments here at GU-Q.  Many of our alumni have gone on to make a difference in their communities and for their nation. One of the reasons for our graduate’s success is that they have been trained in service leadership.  Georgetown emphasizes Cura Personalis – the care of the whole person.  Our education emphasizes service, introspection, respecting diversity, and the pursuit of excellence.  In this time of environmental and political crisis, the knowledge, values, and skills that Georgetown imparts to our students are especially important.

Here in Qatar, the close proximity to many nations and peoples make our students and alumni that much more engaged in the world, and that is due in part to the passionate research and teaching interests of our faculty. GU-Q scholars continue to shine, both globally and in the region, with a range of original research and publications and involvement in major international conferences. Our in-house research institute, the Center for International and Regional Studies, provides a forum for globally and locally relevant research while encouraging an exchange of ideas and engagement with scholars, opinion-makers, practitioners, and activists.  

At GU-Q we are a diverse community of thinkers and learners and doers, and we invite you to support and participate in our mission to promote intellectual and ethical understanding, to engage in serious and sustained discourse, and to work together towards a more just, equitable, and harmonious world.

Clyde Wilcox

Dean, Georgetown University in Qatar