Georgetown's location in the new heart of the Middle East allows the University to carry on its 220 year tradition of building women and men in service to humankind. The resources of Georgetown coupled with those provided by the Qatar Foundation allow students and faculty to study, conduct research, and be a part of an educational enterprise that is uniquely positioned to shape international affairs in the century ahead.
Meet some of our community members below in order to learn about the unique people and culture that make Georgetown's Qatar campus a compelling place to study and work.
"[...] they are passionate about the study of history"
"Coming from the main campus to teach at SFS-Qatar has been a joy. I appreciate the diversity of the classroom - the wealth of cultural backgrounds and experiences students bring to the table. And they are passionate about the study of the history of the Middle East, which is, after all, THEIR history in most cases. I have never had to worry about their level of engagement with the material!"
Judith Tucker (PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University) is Professor of History at Georgetown University, and former Editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. She is currently working on a project that explores globalization and the Middle East in the eighteenth century.
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"[...] one of the most dynamic classroom environments"
"Teaching at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Never have I seen such a multicultural setting, with students from all over the world coming together to form one of the most dynamic classroom environments anywhere. I look forward to the opportunity to challenge them this semester."
Abdullah Al-Arian is a teaching assistant at Georgetown's Qatar campus and doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Georgetown University. His research interests include modern Islamic history, social movements, Islamic law and society, Islam and globalization, and the history of US policy toward the Muslim world.
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"[...] will continue to influence my life"
"With a student body made up of more than 40 nationalities, studying at Georgetown in Qatar exposed to me to many viewpoints and cultures of my classmates and professors. This, along with keeping an objective view of the broader picture when handling a situation has prepared me well for the different stages I have crossed in my professional career as well as in my personal life. I know my experience at Georgetown in Qatar will continue to influence my life in the future."
Lina Abduljawad is a Palestinian-American, graduate of the Class of '09, the first graduating class of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. She majored in International Politics with a Certificate in Arab and Regional studies, and is currently working as Media Relations Officer for the University.
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