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Welcome to The

Qatar-America Institute


The Qatar-America Institute (QAI) is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit research institute that hosts an open cultural space to convene, facilitate cross-cultural exchange programs, and develop educational research on the cultural and strategic ties between the United States and the State of Qatar.

As a research and community forum, QAI works proactively to educate and provide, through study and analysis, the facts and interests that guide both US and Qatari partnerships; and to encourage peaceful dialogue in order to enhance cooperation and strengthen the enduring relationships and friendships among the Qatari and American people.

QAI is a discussion forum uniquely positioned to provide a space for open dialogue, debate and the proliferation of ideas.

Key Areas of Focus

Education & Awareness.

QAI educates the broader public in both America and Qatar on topics ranging from cultural awareness & exchange to policy areas that are of vital importance to the strategic relationship between Qatar and the United States.

Research & Discovery.

QAI provides research and facts related to the economic, social and political synergies between the US and Qatar.

Dialogue & Debates.

QAI encourages inter-cultural dialogue and debate with research and educational opportunities to promote and study the cultural interchanges between two different parts of the world.