Georgetown Global Challengers

Georgetown Global Challengers

Georgetown Global Challengers invites high school students in years 11 and 12 to delve deeper into world issues through a series of learning exercises such as lectures, video analysis, discussion, debates, and crisis simulation. The students will be given the research tools to frame research questions and arguments. Students will also be taught research methodologies which will aid them to develop their research thesis. In addition to learning and developing new research and academic skills, students get the opportunity to learn from faculty, staff, and student leaders during this program. Following the workshop, students will be paired with current Georgetown university students who will act as mentors to support them in their thesis preparation. Selected students will get the opportunity to present their theses at an annual conference hosted at Georgetown University in April 2020.

The Global Challengers workshops run from 9.30 am to 3.00pm on Saturdays (once-a-month) in October, November, and January.

Workshop Dates and Themes

October 26, 2019 - Climate Change

November 23, 2019 - Global Conflict

January 25, 2020 - Migration


This is a one-time application. Accepted students must attend all workshops and submit a thesis at the end of the program to receive a certificate of successful completion. To apply click HERE


Accepted students must pay a one-time fee of QAR 250 at the start of the program (which includes all workshops and events). The fee is non-refundable.

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