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


Dana Qarout, Class of 2015 (Student Chair)
Atul Menon, Class of 2015
Talal A. Al-Naama, Class of 2015    
Mariam Bengali, Class of 2015    
Leena Nady, Class of 2015
Sabah Khadri, Class of 2015   
Aya Makki, Class of 2016     
Eman Thowfeek, Class of 2016
Azka Zia, Class 2016
Rumsha Shahzad, Class of 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 
Dana Al-Anzy, Class of 2017
Noor H. Al-Thani, Class of 2017 


Jeremy Koons, Philosophy, (Faculty Chair, on leave, Fall 2014)
Akintunde Akinade, Theology (on leave, Fall 2014)
Ahmad Alqassas, Arabic
Jose Asturias, Economics
Abdul Rahman Chamseddine, Arabic
John Crist,Director of Research
Zhaoyang Hou, Economics
Phoebe Musandu, History
Amy Nestor, English
Max Oidtmann, History
Firat Oruc, English
Reza Pirbhai, History
Ganesh Seshan, Economics
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

Indee Thitawattage, Student Development Officer

Executive Director

Kai-Henrik Barth, Senior Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs

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