May 2024

Stories: Commencement 2024, Graduate profiles, Georgetown Global Dialogue participation, Talks on humanitarian law and Arabic language, plus social media and statistics for May 2024

Commencement Coverage

Georgetown Qatar Celebrates Class of 2024 

Georgetown Qatar Celebrates Class of 2024 

GU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner, honored the academic success of 119 undergraduate students from 38 countries including Qatar and 21 graduate students from Qatar. Read more.

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to Deliver GU-Q’s 2024 Commencement Address

2024 Commencement Speaker Announced

South African Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2024. Currently serving as the Minister in the South African Presidency for Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities, she is a distinguished leader and advocate for global cooperation, development, and regional unity. Read more.

Graduates Aim High as They Follow Paths of Global Leaders and Innovators 

Graduates Follow Paths of Global Leaders & Innovators 

Three outstanding graduates from GU-Q’s Class of 2024 are ready to leave their mark across diverse fields. Equipped with deep insights and skills honed at GU-Q, they are not just prepared for the future—they are defining it. Read about Mohammed, Nur, and Asma. See other profiles.


GU-Q Joins Global South Intellectuals in Georgetown Global Dialogues

Georgetown University hosted leading intellectuals from the Global South on campus to engage with each other, with prominent U.S.-based thinkers, and with students, faculty, and a wider public in a series of global dialogues designed to generate a multi sided, international conversation about the challenges facing global humanity. Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) was a key contributor to this initiative. Read more.

Arabic Language Ideology Shapes Policy, Says Scholar at GU-Q Talks

In a thought-provoking series of talks at GU-Q, Dr. Yasir Suleiman CBE, Emeritus Professor of Modern Arabic Studies at the University of Cambridge, addressed the way that Arabic language is taught and used for political purposes. Read more.

Talks at GU-Q: Role of Humanitarian Law & Armed Conflict Mediation

The obligation of all countries to maintain international stability, the role of humanitarian law in times of crisis, and Qatar’s mediation role were the themes of talks hosted by GU-Q, featuring His Excellency Dr. Turki bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Read More.