March 2024

Stories: Visiting scholars Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad events; Indian Ocean student conference; Jean-Pictet competition results; New CIRS basketball Initiative launch; Student spring break trips; Faculty and staff in Nepal; Hiwaraat: On Palestine; Amale Andraos lecture, Education excellence awards, plus statistics and social media feed for March 2024

Student Awards

Anam Fatima Named Best Speaker at 43rd Jean-Pictet Competition in Belgium

Anam Fatima Named Best Speaker at 43rd Jean-Pictet Competition

A team of GU-Q students participated in the 43rd Jean-Pictet Competition, a training event in international humanitarian law, in Bredene, Belgium, where Anam Fatima (SFS’24) earned best speaker. Read more.

Alumni Honored with Education Excellence Awards 

Two outstanding Class of 2023 graduates from GU-Q received gold awards from His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani during the 17th Education Excellence Award ceremony. Ahmad Majid A.Z. Al-Kuwari and Asmaa Khalifa Al-Kuwari earned recognition for their academic excellence as undergraduate students. Read more.

Spring Break Trips

Global Experiences Empower Students with Diplomatic Knowledge 

Global Experiences Empower Students with Diplomatic Knowledge 

Two groups of students expanded their understanding of diplomacy, conflict management, and peacebuilding through real-world global experiences during this spring break, one in Washington, DC, and another in Finland and Estonia. Read more.

Contemplation in Action: Georgetown Values in Nepal 

As the sun dipped below the towering peaks of the Himalayas, a warm glow settled over a team of sixteen GU-Q staff and faculty in the beautiful mountainside village of Thaprek, Nepal, a sense of pride and satisfaction of having completed the construction of an energy source for the village by drawing on the combined skills and experiences of every member of their team.  Read more.


New Research Initiative Explores Basketball’s Evolution in the Region

New Initiative Explores Basketball’s Evolution in the Region

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University Qatar (GU-Q) held an insightful panel discussion to launch its newest research initiative, America’s Game in the Middle East: The 2027 Qatar Basketball World Cup. Read more.

GU-Q Highlights Student Research on the Indian Ocean 

Indian Ocean Fellows Student Research Conference

Highlighting its dedication to mentoring undergraduate researchers, GU-Q hosted a unique research conference for its first Indian Ocean Fellows, an initiative of the Sonneborn Interdisciplinary Collaboration Chair. Read more.


Attorney Noura Erakat Discusses Why International Law Can Be a Tool to Achieve Accountability for Palestinians

During a public talk at GU-Q, Palestinian-American human rights attorney Noura Erakat presented a critical analysis of international law’s potential and limitations as a tool for change, focusing on the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s interim decision in the case against Israel. Read more.

Middle East Scholar Bassam Haddad Shares Insights on 2011 Syrian Uprising

GU-Q hosted leading scholar Dr. Bassam Haddad for a series of engaging exchanges on lessons emerging from the Syrian conflict, the war on terrorism, and sociopolitical issues currently shaping the Middle East region. Read more.

Hiwaraat Series Continues with “On Palestine” Symposium 

GU-Q hosted a public symposium, “On Palestine,” bringing together leading Palestinian voices and Middle East scholars. The timely discussions centered on the themes of justice and accountability, global media narratives, and prospects for a political future.  Read more.

GU-Q Dean’s Lecture Explores Public Architecture and Arab Modernity

GU-Q continued the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series with a compelling talk exploring public architecture and the complexities of Arab modernity featuring Dr. Amale Andraos, Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Read more.

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