About the Department

We support the campus mission of providing education, research, and service opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Our goal is to ensure that GU-Q has top brand awareness in the community, and is known for providing a holistic undergraduate education, producing high-quality, intelligent, purpose-driven, and thoughtful graduates, and offering lifelong learning opportunities that build organizational capacity and professional development.

Who We Are

Moamer Qazafi,
Senior Director of Marketing & Media Relations

Waleed Khan,
Associate Director of Marketing

Ruqiyyah Numan,
Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Jawad Mataame,
Graphic Designer

Nahla El Sherif,
Media Manager

Mohamed Shokeir,
Arabic Media Writer

Mahnoor Tahir,
Graphic Designer

Nick Mathew,
Web Developer

Noamane Cherkaoui,
English Media Writer

What We Do

The Department of Communications helps GU-Q leadership, faculty, staff, and students gain public recognition for their accomplishments, deliver events, and market programs. The communications team also provides advisory and consultancy services to assist the GU-Q community in their engagement activities through visual identity management, branding, collateral development, and public and social media interaction.

Brand Management

Manage the overall global brand presence of Georgetown’s Qatar campus and supporting Georgetown University’s brand in the Asia and MENA regions.

Deliver strategic guidance and research on public relations and perceptions of GU-Q

Raise the public profile of our brand

Monitor and compose crisis communications

External Communications

Collaborate with employees and students to communicate strategic messages, and amplify diverse community member voices.

Write and disseminate stories about our people, events, and accomplishments

Manage GU-Q website domains

Manage GU-Q social media platforms

Market the university’s offerings

Report on GU-Q activities to stakeholders

Internal Communications

Collaborate with employees and students on communicating events, activities, and announcements with internal audiences.

Manage emails and newsletters including editing and scheduling

Write and approve posts to GU-Q social media accounts

Communicate stories and media calendar with Washington, DC, campus stakeholders

Manage internal notice boards and digital screens

Services and Points of Contact

Ads & Marketing

Request Contracting, design, content, and placement via email

Contact: Assoc. Dir. Marketing

Crisis Communications & Monitoring

Request via email

Contact: Director of Communications

Designed Products

Request via email

Contact: Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, Graphic Designer


Submit all emails through Litmus

Contact: Director of Communications

Event Support

Request via event ticket or email for marketing, design, content, stagebook, photo & video

Contact: Assoc. Dirs. Marketing & Strategic Communications

Media Mentions

Request inclusion via email


Contact: Media Manager

News Articles

Request story and coverage via email

Contact: Assoc. Dir. Strategic Communications

Photos & Videos

Request via event ticket or email, photos hosted on Canto

Contact: Media Manager


Regular reports to QF, GU Board, and Ministries

Contact: Assoc. Dir. Strategic Communications

Social Media

Submit posts via Planable


Contact: Assoc. Dir. Marketing

Translation & Interpretation

Request Document translation, Arabic event support via email

Contacts: Assoc. Dir. Strategic Communications; Arabic Media Writer


view Guidelines; tutorial

Contacts: Technical-Web Developer; Content- Assoc. Dir. Strategic Communications