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Fall 2020: Return to Campus

We look forward to coming together again as a community at Georgetown University in Qatar. Our planning for Fall 2020 is guided by a deep commitment to the health and safety of our community and to the fulfillment of our academic mission. The plans for a gradual, safe return to campus are informed by evidence, and aligned with the State of Qatar, Qatar Foundation (QF), and with Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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CIRS, Staff

Georgetown Filmmaker at QF Turns Research at CIRS into Art for a Global Audience

In the Sudanese Revolution that began with street protests in late 2018, an iconic image of a Sudanese woman, draped in a traditional thobe, finger raised in defiance, emerged as a symbol of resistance. The photograph went viral, invoking the matriarchal power and influence of a “kandaka,” a powerful Nubian warrior queen of ancient Sudan. The role of a powerful matriarch, a modern day kandaka, is also at the heart…
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Academics, Research

Georgetown Student’s Research at QF Finds International Recognition in Top Journal Publication

An ethnographic study of Qatar’s South Asian community conducted by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) student Irene Promodh has been published by the peer-reviewed Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, marking an impressive scholarly achievement that is usually reserved for graduate students or established scholars. Top tier academic journals have their choice of research from highly qualified researchers, which is what makes Irene’s publishing success so significant, explained Dr. Reza…
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Hoyas Create Connections to QF through the Georgetown Leadership Track Program

The Georgetown Leadership Track program at GU-Q, a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner institution, invited juniors and seniors to participate in a session on "Building Connections with Qatar Foundation.”  The session was an important part of the final year of the learning track, which focuses on encouraging students to prepare for life beyond graduation by networking and starting to put into practice the lessons learned over the course of their undergraduate…
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110 Local High School Students Take Part in Georgetown’s Virtual Fall MUN at QF

Over 100 students from 12 high schools in Qatar took part in the first virtual Model United Nations (MUN) conference at QF partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), where over three days, young delegates took on the roles of UN ambassadors to solve global issues under the theme of “Diversity and Integration in a World of Conflict.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Fall MUN went online to ensure…
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Georgetown Disability Research and Rights Advocate at QF is Awarded Rhodes Scholarship to Study at Oxford

Khansa Maria, a student at QF partner Georgetown University in Qatar, has been named a winner of a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, one of the most prestigious and selective postgraduate degree scholarships in the world. After graduating at the end of the academic year in 2021, the GU-Q senior plans to use the generous grant to pursue a master’s degree in evidence-based…
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Alumni, Other

GU-Q Alumni Return to Campus to Share Career Highlights and Advice for Georgetown Leadership Track

Georgetown University in Qatar alumni Saleh Abdulla AlMana (SFS'14), Director of the Office of the State of Qatar to the WTO in Geneva, and Talal Al-Naama (SFS'15), Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the U.N.’s Office in Geneva, took time from their busy schedules to give back to their alma mater and engage with current students at a recent talk hosted by the Georgetown Leadership Track (GLT)…