Faculty Conference Explores Indian Ocean World

The cultures, beliefs, politics, and citizens of countries bordering the Indian Ocean will be on the agenda the upcoming faculty conference. GU-Q's annual faculty conference will bring together multidisciplinary scholars from around the world to discuss this year’s theme, The Liberal State and its Alternatives in the Indian Ocean. The conference will be held on March 20-21 and focuses on the dynamics of continuity and change in the region.
Harry Verhoeven
Thomas Blom-Hansen
Liberal State

Upcoming Events

Dr. James Reardon-Anderson
How has the physical topography, climate, and natural resources of the Middle East impacted the region’s history and politics? The dean of Georgetown...
News
Essa Al-Mannai Speaking at the Event
At a recent event at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar, Executive Director of Reach Out To...
CIRS
Alya Al-Hashemi (SFS ’17) and Doaa Awad from Texas A&M
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) students Alya Al-Hashemi (SFS ’17), AlMaha Al-Neama (SFS ’18) and Heeseung Nam (SFS ’17) were recognized for...
Student Life
At a Workshop at Georgetown University in Qatar Scholars Explore Evolution of Waqf
The changing forms and societal impact of waqf was under discussion at a recent two-day workshop hosted by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)...
News
Dr. Azmi Bishara during his lecture at GU-Q
‘Did Democracy lose this round? And Why?’ Arab political researcher and intellectual Dr. Azmi Bishara delved into the complexities of democracy in...
CIRS
‘Student diplomats’ take part in international negotiation and crisis simulation exercise at Georgetown University in Qatar
‘Student diplomats’ were able to test their skills in conflict resolution and decision making at a recent international negotiation and crisis...
Student Life
Hoya Leadership Pathway: Georgetown Launches New Student Leadership Program
A new initiative by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) seeks to recognize students who are actively engaged in the University’s many co-curricular...
Student Life
John Robling and Malek Deeb of Georgetown University, with Fatima Aref of Qatar University
Creating a business in just over 48 hours isn’t a challenge most students are faced with on their weekends, but it’s one that Malek Deeb (SFS ’18)...
Student Life
Dr. Sami Al-Arian
Georgetown University in Qatar’s Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) will host a public lecture by civil rights activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian this week, ahead of their annual conference...
Hany Fazza at Google for Education Qatar Summit
With technology and digital tools spilling over into vital areas of social development, such as education, there is an ever-growing need for teachers to upgrade their digital abilities to support...
Dr. James Reardon-Anderson
How has the physical topography, climate, and natural resources of the Middle East impacted the region’s history and politics? The dean of Georgetown University in Qatar explored the effects of...
Course instructor and EDM program director, Dr. Tim Frazier
Professionals seeking a well-rounded understanding of risk management and post-disaster recovery planning can enhance their skills at an upcoming course offered by Georgetown University’s School of...
Dr. Samuel Potolicchio During the Event
As the man elected after one of the most contentious and confounding presidential elections in recent history took his place in the White House, a Georgetown University expert hoped to offer an...
Georgetown Launches New Emergency and Disaster Management Degree, Holds Info Session
Applicants interested in a first-of-its-kind degree will have the opportunity to learn more about the program and application requirements at an upcoming information session in Doha. The Executive...
Registration Opens for Georgetown’s Spring Community Classes
Building on the success of its most popular series of community classes to date, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has opened registration for the spring session of its Community Education...
Step into Health Winner Ratnasingam Sinthathurai
A Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) service provider and staff member were recently awarded prizes as part of the Step into Health Be-an-Active-Campus competition. Hosted by the Aspire Zone...
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In the face of classroom demolitions, natural disasters, and low school retention rates, two Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) alumni are making a difference by educating hundreds of children in...
Georgetown Fosters Interfaith Dialogue through Jesuit Heritage Week Celebrations
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) recently hosted its fourth annual Jesuit Heritage Week event, which aimed to provide members of the Georgetown community with a greater understanding of the...
Dr. Alexis Antoniades with industry leaders, colleagues, and students
Prominent members of the financial and scholarly community in Qatar gathered at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) this week to discuss the impact of recent and upcoming events on global markets...
GU-Q Booth in Darb Al Saai
In the run up to December 18, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has joined in the festivities at the official Qatar National Day exhibition at the Darb Al Saai fairgrounds. The event, which runs...
At a Workshop at Georgetown University in Qatar Scholars Explore Evolution of Waqf
The changing forms and societal impact of waqf was under discussion at a recent two-day workshop hosted by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). Featuring scholars from universities in Qatar, Turkey...
Omar Al Swadi with Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) employee Omar Al Swadi was recently honored with a President’s Excellence Award by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia. The awards recognize...
Austrian Ambassador to Qatar
Students taking a new course on Europe, Israel and the Palestinians received first-hand insight as the Austrian Ambassador to Qatar delivered a guest lecture at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q...
12th annual Georgetown University in Qatar Model United Nations
Some 350 high school students from 13 countries gathered at the Qatar National Convention Center this week to engage in mock international negotiations. They were there to take part in the 12th...
Discussion on Ethical Dilemmas of Financial Professionals
President of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society in Qatar, Bogdan Bilaus, and the Director of the Society of Ethics Training, Dr. Michael G. McMillan, visited GU-Q recently to discuss the...
Day in the Life of a Georgetown Student event
What is it like to walk through the halls of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) as a member of its diverse, international student body? Thanks to an event at the University’s Education City campus...
Debaters at the Event Held in GUQ
Master debaters from around the country gathered at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) recently to deliberate the importance of preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. The event, which...
GU-Q Alumna Fatima Muneer
Why is the world becoming less tolerant and more radical? Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) alumna Fatima Muneer (SFS ‘11) had the opportunity to share her views and propose solutions at an...
Abdallah Al-Kuwari (SFS ‘17) and Hessa AlDosari (SFS ‘17) with Ambassador of Qatar to Austria
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) students Abdallah Al-Kuwari (SFS ‘17) and Hessa AlDosari (SFS ‘17) travelled to Austria recently to attend the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA)...
Alya Al-Hashemi (SFS ’17) and Doaa Awad from Texas A&M
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) students Alya Al-Hashemi (SFS ’17), AlMaha Al-Neama (SFS ’18) and Heeseung Nam (SFS ’17) were recognized for their fledgling online business at the recent...
Qatar National Day celebrations
Arabian horses, museum exhibits and traditional cuisine were just some of the attractions on offer for visitors at a recent student-run National Day event at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)...
‘Student diplomats’ take part in international negotiation and crisis simulation exercise at Georgetown University in Qatar
‘Student diplomats’ were able to test their skills in conflict resolution and decision making at a recent international negotiation and crisis simulation exercise at Georgetown University in Qatar (...
Hoya Leadership Pathway: Georgetown Launches New Student Leadership Program
A new initiative by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) seeks to recognize students who are actively engaged in the University’s many co-curricular programs and leadership development opportunities...
Sami Wehbe With Former Ambassador Of Switzerland H.E. Martin Aeschbacher
When Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) student Sami Wehbe (SFS ‘17) decided to take a course on presenting and voice overs, he didn’t expect it to lead him down a path towards hosting two...
Georgetown Students Organize Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) students recently hosted a breast cancer awareness drive, which included a fundraiser that helped raise over 100,000 Qatari Riyals for Qatar Cancer Society. The...
Dana Al-Anzy
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) student Dana Al-Anzy (SFS ’17) was in New York recently, where she attended the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Al-Anzy, who is a youth...
John Robling and Malek Deeb of Georgetown University, with Fatima Aref of Qatar University
Creating a business in just over 48 hours isn’t a challenge most students are faced with on their weekends, but it’s one that Malek Deeb (SFS ’18) and John Robling (SFS ’19) took on. The two...
Abdurrahman Naveed receives award for best delegate
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) student Abdurrehman Naveed (SFS’17) was awarded the best delegate award for his performance during the 16th annual leadership program of the Preparing Global...
Aminatta Forna
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will welcome author Aminatta Forna to its Education City campus as part of its annual ‘Life of the Mind’ program. Forna, whose books have won numerous...
Dr. Thomas Blom Hansen
Expert scholars from around the globe will gather at Georgetown University in Qatar this week to discuss shifts in the Indian Ocean world. The University’s annual faculty conference will focus on the...
Annual Faculty Conference ‘The Liberal State and its Alternatives in the Indian Ocean’
Georgetown University in Qatar’s annual faculty conference will close on March 21st with wide-ranging discussions on the forms of nationalism, conflict, geopolitics, and governance impacting the...
Liberal State
The cultures, beliefs, politics, and citizens of countries bordering the Indian Ocean will be on the agenda at an upcoming event at Georgetown University in Qatar. The University’s annual faculty...
Professor Mohamed Zayani among other experts during the conference
Professor Mohamed Zayani and Dr. Suzi Mirgani of the Center for International and Regional Studies were among the experts and scholars invited to take part in a recent conference in Doha. Titled ‘...
Professor Jeremy Koons
A Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) professor and Georgetown University alumni are offering insight into the intersection of ‘oughts’ and the observable world in a new book. In The Normative and...
Professor Karl Widerquist
Are our beliefs about prehistoric and small-scale societies based on evidence or prejudice? In a new book, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) Professor Karl Widerquist explores the ways that...
Dr. Rory Miller
How have the countries of the Arab Gulf transformed from small states into major international powers? A new book by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) Professor Rory Miller aims to explain and...
Professor Mohamed Zayani
Georgetown University in Qatar Professor Mohamed Zayani's book on cyber activism has been awarded the 2016 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award. Conferred by the Association of Global South Studies, the...
Professor Amira El-Zein
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) Professor Amira El-Zein makes a strong case for considering human creativity as an offshoot of the divine in a new book, released over the summer. Creativity and...
CIRS Offers Grant for Research on Migration
Georgetown University in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) has issued a call for proposals as part of its Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East...
Professor Mohamed Zayani Wins ICA Best Book Award
Georgetown University in Qatar’s (GU-Q) Professor Mohamed Zayani has been awarded the 2016 Global Communication and Social Change Best Book Award from the International Communication Association (ICA...
Georgetown Professor Tackles the Taboo Topic of Caste in India
There is no shortage of books on the rapid social, political, and economic developments in India, but a new volume co-edited by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) professor of government, Dr. Uday...
Dr. Patrick Laude, Professor of Theology
Professor of Theology at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), Patrick Laude, has made a critical contribution to the understanding of religion in the modern world with his book titled Apocalypse...
Dr. Faisal Devji
What if the brutality of ISIS derives not from its claim to politics but the reverse, by the fact that it is ideologically unable to assume a political identity, asked the director of St Antony's...
The Women’s Study Circle Meeting
The Women’s Studies Circle, a biweekly campus seminar highlighting women’s issues made up of members from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Qatar University, hosted...
Group Photo for The Roundtable Members
The Arabic Heritage Program at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has recently held a roundtable on teaching Arabic in the context of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (...
Essa Al-Mannai Speaking at the Event
At a recent event at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar, Executive Director of Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Essa Al-Mannai, delved into the...
Caravan
Award-winning film maker Dr. Suzi Mirgani recently hosted a screening of her latest work, titled Caravan , to an audience of students, staff, faculty, and guests at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU...
Dr. Azmi Bishara during his lecture at GU-Q
‘Did Democracy lose this round? And Why?’ Arab political researcher and intellectual Dr. Azmi Bishara delved into the complexities of democracy in the Middle East at a recent talk at the Center for...
Professor Clyde Wilcox
As the race to the White House heats up, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar is offering new insight into the process. The research institute...
Ibrahim Jaidah at the CIRS Monthly Dialogue
From iconic art museums to futuristic skyscrapers and traditional market places, the architecture in Qatar has been the subject of much awe and discussion. One of the award-winning architects...
Participants during the forum
Security in the Gulf was on the agenda this week as Georgetown University in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a strategic forum to discuss the issue. Hosted in...
Book Cover - Bullets and Bulletins
From North Africa to the Gulf, the impact of the Arab uprisings has reverberated far beyond trending hashtags and protests in public squares. The complex relationship between evolving digital...
CIRS Offers Grant for Research on Migration
Georgetown University in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) has issued a call for proposals as part of its Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East...
Dean Nonneman During the Reception
Colleagues, students, friends, and members of the community in Qatar gathered recently to celebrate five years of leadership from the dean of Georgetown University in Qatar, Dr. Gerd Nonneman, as he...
Dr. Reem Al-Ansari, a professor at Qatar University’s College of Law
The billions of dollars criminals launder through the global financial system, the staggering social, economic, and political fallout they cause, and what countries like Qatar are doing in response...
CIRS Director discusses his new book on the impossibility of a Palestinian state
A new book that closes the door on the hopes for a Palestinian state, titled The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography, and the Road Ahead, was the focus of a public lecture at the Center...
Dr. Karen Exell, Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL Qatar
Global news headlines have been buzzing with commentary regarding the world’s art and museum investments shifting to the energy rich states of the Gulf, and Dr. Karen Exell, Honorary Senior Research...
Dr. Michael C. Hudson during the Lecture
The impact of recent political developments on regional diplomatic relations was the focus of a Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) Monthly Dialogue public lecture titled: “The U.S.–...
Scholars Explores Common Ties Between Iran and the GCC
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar’s flagship research institution, recently hosted a roundtable on Iran-GCC Dialogue. The day-long meeting...
Zahra Babar at the RCP Meeting
Zahra Babar, Associate Director of Research at CIRS, moderated a session at the "Fifth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of Regional Consultative Processes (RCPs) on Migration" hosted by the...
Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat tackles Saudi-Iranian relations at a public lecture
Students, scholars, and members of both the diplomatic and broader community in Qatar converged at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) to attend a vibrant Monthly Dialouge Series lecture titled “...

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Mar 26
RT : Join us 's auditorium for a public lecture on youth in the Middle East, given by Dr. Sami Al-Arian… https://t.co/j97KB9nswy
Mar 26
RT : انضموا إلينا يوم الخميس الموافق 30 مارس في مؤتمر MESSA الذي تنظمه تحت عنوان "السلطة والتأثير والنفوذ في ال… https://t.co/AHPBdF9m90
Mar 26
As a part of the conference, a public lecture will be delivered by Sami Al-Arian on March 28th. https://t.co/VIwzJAmikq