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Fall 2020: Return to Campus

We look forward to coming together again as a community at Georgetown University in Qatar. We are preparing for a 3-step plan to return to campus, beginning virtually as scheduled on August 23, 2020, with a transition to in-person classes for select offerings beginning September 1.

Georgetown and Education Above All Foundation to Host Joe Cerrell of the Gates Foundation for Working Together during COVID-19 Talk at QF

The world has experienced decades of human development progress. But climate change, conflict, and now a global pandemic are taking a dramatic toll on international efforts to improve and save lives through these initiatives.  To discuss the pressing challenges that lie ahead, QF-partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), in partnership with the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), is hosting Joe Cerrell, Managing Director of Global Policy and Advocacy for the Bill…

Third Georgetown Diplomatic Training Workshop at QF Offers Strategies for Peace in a World of Conflict

A global leader in the peacebuilding field, former U.S. diplomat and current CEO of The Alliance for Peacebuilding, Uzra Zeya will be offering a workshop on “Fragile States and Post Conflict” at QF partner, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). Organized in collaboration with Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) in Washington, DC, this third installment of GU-Q’s Diplomatic Education Workshop Series will be held virtually on Tuesday October…

Local and Global Scholars Attend Georgetown’s Inaugural Loiy Hammad Memorial Lecture Series at QF

The Indian Ocean Working Group (IOWG) research initiative at QF-partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) organized the inaugural Loiy Hammad Memorial Lecture by Dr. Thomas F. McDow from Ohio State University on the subject of his book, Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean. In Buying Time, a finalist for the Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize for Best Book in East African Studies, Dr. McDow analyzes Swahili…

U.S. Ambassador Offered Arab Spring Lessons at Georgetown’s Diplomatic Training Workshop Series at QF

As the need for diplomacy and effective tools for international cooperation continues to grow, QF partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) offered valuable skills training in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC.  The second Diplomatic Education Workshop was titled “What the Start of the Arab Spring Taught Me About Diplomacy,” held on Tuesday October 13,…

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Award Winning Football Author Kicks off Georgetown’s New World Cup Lecture Series at QF

Best selling British author, journalist, and sociologist, David Goldblatt, delivered a lecture titled “The 2022 World Cup in Qatar in Historical Perspective,” at a public webinar at QF partner, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 6:00 pm. The lecture was part of the “World Cup 2022™ Lecture Series,” community engagement opportunities that are part of a broader FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ research initiative at…

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Georgetown Graduate at QF, Co-founds First Iraqi Film Festival and Gives Voice to Iraqi Stories

Israa Al-Kamali, a graduate of QF partner, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), recently co-founded Iraq's first independent film festival, to shine light on Iraqi stories and experiences. The first Independent Iraqi Film Festival (IIFF) was held over eight days in Summer 2020, virtually showcasing 13 Iraqi short and feature length films from emerging and established Iraqi filmmakers to a global audience.   The film festival featured free viewings of the participating…