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Welcome to The

Qatar-America Institute


The Qatar-America Institute (QAI) is an independent nonprofit organization that provides free and open space for dialogue, research, discussion and debate on the political, economic, social, and cultural synergies between the United States and Qatar.

QAI is an educational research and discussion forum which works proactively to encourage peace, manage conflict, highlight synergies and expose, through research, education and debate the facts and interests that guide both U.S. and Qatari relationships.

By providing an environment for the exchange of ideas, unobscured by political or regional interests, QAI promotes cultural and educational exchange to strengthen the strategic relationship between Qatar and the U.S. for years to come.

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.