Academic Honor System at SFS-Qatar

As a Jesuit, Catholic university, committed to the education of the whole person, Georgetown expects all members of the academic community, students and faculty, to strive for excellence in scholarship and in character.

To uphold this tradition, the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar has established an honor system. Students are required to sign a pledge certifying that they understand the provisions of the Honor System and will abide by it. Students reaffirm this pledge at New Student Convocation, just before fall classes begin.

The Honor Council is the principal administrative body of this system. The Honor Council has two primary responsibilities: to administer the procedures of the Honor System and to educate the faculty and undergraduate student body about the standards of conduct and procedures of the System.

Every student is required to complete the online Scholarly Research & Academic Integrity Tutorial during the first semester. In first year courses such as the Proseminar, students also receive instruction on proper forms of citation and how to avoid plagiarism.

Honor Council Members - Academic Year 2013-2014


Indee Thotawattage, Class of 2014 (Student Chair)
Khadiya Alony, Class of 2014    
Touhami Abi, Class of 2014    
Caroline Abi Saleh, Class of 2014    
Khadija Mahsud, Class of 2014    
Shadi Al Shebli, Class of 2014    
David Daniel, Class of 2014    
Atul Menon, Class of 2015 (on Main Campus, Spring)
Dana Qarout, Class of 2015 (on Main Campus, Spring)
Talal A. Al-Naama, Class of 2015    
Mariam Bengali, Class of 2015    
Leena Nady, Class of 2015    
Aya Makki, Class of 2016     
Catherine Lechicki, Class of 2016     
Nadine Abdullat, Class of 2016
Eman Thowfeek, Class of 2016
Azka Zia, Class 2016    
Thana el-Sallabi, Class of 2017    
Jaber Al-Thani, Class of 2017    
Joseph Hahn, Class of 2017    
Mohammad Taimu Ali Ahmad, Class of 2017    


Jeremy Koons, Philosophy, (Faculty Chair)
Akintunde Akinade, Theology
Ahmad Alqassas, Arabic
John Crist, Associate Director of Research
Zhaoyang Hou, Economics
Phoebe Musandu, History
Amy Nestor, English
Ganesh Seshan, Economics
Steven Ward, Government
Daniel Westbrook, Economics
Robert Wirsing, Government
Hana Zabarah, Arabic
Mohamed Zayani, Humanities


Brendan Hill, Associate Dean, Student Development
Heather Kerst, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
James MacGregor, Senior Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
Christine Schiwietz, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
Daniel Stoll, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Anne Nebel, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

Student Consultant

Jacqueline Snell, Student Development Officer

Executive Director

Kai-Henrik Barth, Senior Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs

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