February 2024

Stories: Model UN; Tamara Essayyad event; EC Alumni Panel; National Sport Day feature; Mohamed Zayani’s new book, Daniel Brumberg on Iran; Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series event, Alumnus podcast recognized by New York Times, futurist explores role of higher education; along with social media, and website statistics for February 2024


GU-Q’s Model United Nations Champions Underrepresented Voices

Georgetown Qatar’s Spring Model United Nations (MUN) conference drew nearly 600 enthusiastic high school students representing 34 local and 26 international schools from 14 countries, for a weekend of hands-on engagement in international diplomacy. Read more. Media clippings.

Top Lawyer Examines International Legal Response to the War on Gaza

Speaking at the most recent Palestine Speaker Series event at GU-Q, international lawyer and negotiator Tamara Essayyad emphasized the role of international legal systems in the pursuit of peace where negotiations and diplomacy fall short. Read more.

Alumna Shayma Al Naimi Shares Path to Success on EC Alumni Panel

A diverse group of seven accomplished alumni from undergraduate and graduate programs across Education City recently converged on the GU-Q campus to share valuable advice and tips with students as part of a Qatar Foundation-wide Career Readiness Week. Read more.

Team Sports Are Vital to Academic Excellence and a Sense of Community

With National Sport Day approaching, students at GU-Q reflected on the importance of campus sports in creating community and helping them to achieve goals on and off the field as part of their holistic academic experience. Read more. Media clippings.

Dr. Zayani Explains How the Digital Era is Affecting Middle Eastern Societies in New Book

Professor Mohamed Zayani has published a new book titled The Digital Double Bind: Change and Stasis in the Middle East. The book is a landmark study of how the Middle East is acclimating to the promises and uncertainties of today’s fast-paced digital transformations. Read more. Media clippings.

Expert Daniel Brumberg Explores Iran’s “Axis of Resistance” Strategy

In a public talk at GU-Q, Middle East expert Dr. Daniel Brumberg shared his observations on evolving challenges facing Iran and its “axis of resistance” as it seeks to contain and control the dynamic of escalation that has followed October 7. Read more. Media clippings.

Pioneering Female Education Leader Discusses Regional Dynamics at Dean’s Series

At a Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series event, Dean Safwan Masri discussed the challenges confronting universities, and the evolution of state-building in the Middle East with Dr. Lisa Anderson, Dean Emerita at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and former President of the American University of Cairo. Read more. Media clippings.

Alumnus’ Podcast Recognized by the New York Times

Salman Ahad Khan, an accomplished audio journalist and GU-Q alumnus is achieving success for his work on the critically acclaimed history podcast More Perfect, recently honored by the New York Times on its “Best Podcasts of 2023” list. Read more. Media Clippings.

Futurist Explores Role of Higher Education During Climate Crisis and Age of AI

The future of higher education, the forces driving its transformation, and its potential to provide solutions to an increasingly unstable world were explored by the internationally known futurist, researcher, and author Bryan Alexander at a public talk hosted by GU-Q. Read more. Media Clippings.

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