BU Law School & QU Law School Launch Inaugural Counter Terrorist Financing Course

In October of last year, Qatar University’s College of Law entered into an agreement with Boston University Law School to develop a joint-program that would train students and officials in how to combat the threat of terrorist financing. The program, “Counter Terrorist Financing,” will aim to further develop and refine the institutional capacity of Qatari organizations.   Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig stated ...

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Qatar Completes 6th Session of Municipal Elections

  On April 16th, Qatar held its sixth session of elections for the Central Municipal Council. The most recent round of elections featured a total of 85 candidates, aiming to represent a total of twenty-seven out of twenty-nine districts. Two of the districts had already been decided through acclimation (unanimous consent). It was estimated that the participation rate in this election reached 50%. In order to participate in the elections, vot...

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Qatar Forges Ahead With North Field Expansion Project

- In 2017, Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced plans to raise LNG production capacity from 77 million tonnes to 110 million tonnes per year.   - In April 2017, QP declared a new expansion/development project of the North Field.   - On November 14th, 2018, the IMF released the findings of its visit to Qatar. The IMF stated the following: “The near- to- medium-term outlook for the Qatari economy is benefiting from increased oil pr...

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Umm Al Houl Power Plant: Water & Energy Security in Qatar

Overview - The Umm Al Houl Power Plant is an unprecedented water security and energy project located 10 miles south of Doha, Qatar. Construction on the water desalination and power generation plant began in 2015, and the plant became fully operational in March 2018. [caption id="attachment_9115" align="alignright" width="675"] The plant was built by Qatar Electricity and Water Company, Mitsubishi Corporation- Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPC...

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2022 FIFA World Cup Brief

On March 26th, Qatar-America Institute hosted a representative of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), a Qatari entity mandated to deliver the infrastructure and legacy programs for the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar, who shared relevant information about the mega-event set to take place in November 2022.   The SC is tasked with delivering proposed tournament venues and projects for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – the...

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Qatar’s Minister of Finance meets with the IMF & World Bank

Qatar’s Minister of Finance – Mr. Ali Shareef Al-Emadi – is leading Qatar’s delegation to the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund from April 12-14. The Qatari delegation’s participation in the Spring Meetings is set against a backdrop of Qatar’s strong 2019 growth forecast of 2.6% and fiscal performance that will see the country post a surplus this year. This is despite the global economy entering “synchronize...

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Qatar National Museum Unveiled

Located in Qatar’s capital of Doha, the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) is an institution that celebrates the culture and heritage of Qatar and embodies the pride and traditions of its people while offering international visitors a dialogue about Qatar’s rapid change and modernization. The National Museum of Qatar generates a national spirit of participation and promote a cultural legacy. The museum honors the traditions of th...

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QAI Attends International Forum of the America’s

  The Qatar-America Institute was represented at the International Forum of the America's, appearing on the panel Envisioning the Cities of the Future. A Summary of QAI's Remarks Qatar experienced an energy-driven economic boom that at one point made it the world’s fastest-growing country in the world, and made available the infrastructure that today makes it the largest exporter of liquified natural gas in the world – with 30% of global m...

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Qatar and California: Partners in Advancement

  The Qatar-America Institute (QAI) has launched a new initiative, the Expert Voices Series. The initiative is envisioned as a medium for encouraging broader and more diverse conversations between Qatari experts and/or experts on Qatar with U.S.-based leaders in business, academia and politics. In an effort to diversify outreach beyond the traditional East Coast hubs of Washington, D.C. and New York, QAI sought to initiate new channels of...

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The Origins of Qatar’s National Sports Day

In an unusual move, the Emir of Qatar issued an Emiri decree in December of 2011 announcing the creation of a National Sports Day. Presently, Qatar’s National Sports Day acts as an important annual occasion (on the second Tuesday of every February) with the goal of engaging the local community in Qatar with sports activities and fostering the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.   The impetus behind the declaration of a National Sports Da...

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