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  • Georgetown hosts Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Workshop
    Georgetown hosts Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Workshop
    October 27, 2014

    Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) recently concluded the 4th Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Awareness Workshop, co-organized with Qatar's National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW), and held on the Georgetown campus to raise awareness among university students about the dangers associated with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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  • Georgetown students seek funding for innovative slum education project
    Georgetown students seek funding for innovative slum education project
    October 23, 2014

    Four students from Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) have developed an innovative and breakthrough project to create a school in a slum village in Islamabad, Pakistan, where the curriculum and other school decisions are developed in cooperation with the village community. The group of students, called Orenda Project, came together a year ago when they were selected for the 2013-2014 WISE Learners’ Voice program to create a project that addresses and solves a current educational issue in an innovative manner, and they hope to present their idea at next month’s WISE Conference.

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  • Qatar’s rise to the top - Georgetown helps turn Qatar into a research hub
    Qatar’s rise to the top - Georgetown helps turn Qatar into a research hub
    October 14, 2014

    It’s been called one of the world’s first “multiversities” because of the confluence of six major undergraduate schools situationed on its sprawling 2,500-acre grounds. And for the students of Qatar Foundation’s Education City, there is no end to the choice of world class educational opportunities that will open the door to any number of careers. And while graduate level courses and other academic and training opportunities have started making their way into campus offerings, for many Doha universities, an undergraduate education remains the primary focus. But for one institution, Georgetown University in Qatar, a significant shift has taken place. As the campus prepares to celebrate its ten year anniversary, one of the areas that has seen the most changes over the years is in research, both for students and faculty.

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  • Leading Economist Charles W. Calomiris to Give Public Talk at Georgetown
    Leading Economist Charles W. Calomiris to Give Public Talk at Georgetown
    October 8, 2014

    On Monday, September 29, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has the privilege of hosting Dr. Charles W. Calomiris, a renowned economist, scholar and researcher. Drawing heavily on his most recent book Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (with Stephen Harber, Princeton University Press 2014) he will deliver a public lecture on the current state of the banking sector and the fragility of the financial system, while providing a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation.

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  • Georgetown lecture on Cybersecurity launches first CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the academic year
    Georgetown lecture on Cybersecurity launches first CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the academic year
    September 29, 2014

    Damian Radcliffe, who heads the Rassed research program at Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR), was recently on the campus of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) to deliver a lecture on “Attitudes to Cybersafety and Online Privacy in the Middle East” at a public lecture as part of GU-Q’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) Monthly Dialogue Series. The study’s aim is to help researchers, policy makers and others to understand the impact of emerging technologies and evolving user needs and behaviors.

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  • Zahra Babar’s newly published journal article explores citizenship in Qatar’s multicultural landscape
    Zahra Babar’s newly published journal article explores citizenship in Qatar’s multicultural landscape
    September 28, 2014

    A recent article written by Zahra Babar, the Associate Director for Research at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) takes on the issue of citizenship in Qatar by identifying current legal and policy practices and how these have been impacted by the ongoing flow of migration to the country.

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  • Leading scholars join Georgetown faculty to bring Doha students new global perspectives
    Leading scholars join Georgetown faculty to bring Doha students new global perspectives
    September 22, 2014

    Four new faculty members whose expertise spans a range of topics in international affairs and who have joined the prestigious school in a recent expansion that includes new faculty additions to various departments on campus. The joining scholars have already begun teaching courses for the Fall 2014 semester, with a curriculum that is the same offered to students of the university’s main campus in Washington D.C.

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  • Launch of groundbreaking research into human rights treaties in the GCC
    Launch of groundbreaking research into human rights treaties in the GCC
    September 16, 2014

    The outcome of a groundbreaking research initiative on the subject of human rights in the GCC was shared at a presentation and report launch event. The research findings presented stem from the first comprehensive human rights law project that the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has ever funded and the first academic work that examines the domestic processes leading up to the ratification of human rights treaties in the GCC, the status of reservations, and the domestic effects of these treaties on the political, judicial and societal levels in the GCC states.

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  • Georgetown University in Qatar MOU with Silatech
    Georgetown and Silatech Sign MOU for New Student Internship Opportunities
    September 10, 2014

    Students attending Education City’s Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will soon have the opportunity to earn school credit and gain professional experience through a newly launched internship program at Silatech.

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  • Alumni Migrant Report
    GU-Q Alumni Contribute to Qatar Foundation’s Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative Report
    September 10, 2014

    Three GU-Q alumni contributed to an important new report for the Qatar Foundation Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative titled “Migrant Labour Recruitment To Qatar” which examined foreign labour recruitment into Qatar.

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