2014 Conference Venue

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Georgetown University, upon invitation by Qatar Foundation, has established the School of Foreign Service in Qatar in 2005, where it is in the company of other premier universities within Education City. The School offers a renowned liberal arts education to students seeking a breadth and depth of knowledge in international affairs.

Georgetown University's relationship with the the Arab and Muslim worlds is long-standing:

1949 - Establishment of the first and only free-standing Department of Arabic in an American university
1975 - Establishment of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
1978 - Establishment of the Master of Arts in Arab Studies program
1989 - Establishment of the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies in Alanya, Turkey
1993 - Establishment of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
1999 - First US university to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain (Imam Yahya Hendi)
2005 - Opening of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar
2012 - Establishment of the Middle Eastern Studies Student Association

Georgetown University continues to collaborate with Qatar University, the American University in Cairo, Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, Iffat College in Saudi Arabia, and other institutions throughout the region.


The photographs below provide you with an impression of Georgetown University's campus in Doha, Qatar.