Initiatives and Projects

Initiatives and Projects

Our faculty members demonstrate an unrivaled commitment to world-class research, teaching, and public service. The impactful research they conduct contributes to literature around a variety of intellectual and social issues. Through innovative research techniques and collaborations, their research examines matters of concern to the modern world and offers deeper insights into human history, cultural expression, and societal organization and governance.

Indian Ocean Working Group

Through lectures, webinars, conferences, and monthly reading groups, the IOWG provides a platform for scholars from various disciplines to be in a conversation on the Indian Ocean world. We explore historical and contemporary issues concerning human mobility, arts and aesthetics, gender and the family, trade networks and religious diasporas, and race and ethnicity in the Persian Gulf, South Asia, and East Africa. 

Indian Ocean Symposium

Small States Research Program

Through the investigation of the particular opportunities and challenges of security, diplomacy, and societal development in small states, this research program aims to build the capacity of Qatar to address its unique needs through activities and research which contribute to policy development, network building, and the formation of collaborations and partnerships between small state and international actors.

Research Sharing Websites

Transformations & Continuities in Islamic Intellectual Thought Conference - Law

Annual Faculty Conference

Dr. Abbas Al-Tonsi

Arabic Conference

Faculty Seminar: From


At a Workshop at Georgetown University in Qatar Scholars Explore Evolution of Waqf