Finale Social for Ruwad Qatari Art Exhibit

  On  August 8, 2018, the Qatar-America Institute hosted the Ruwad Finale Social, a traveling art exhibit featuring emerging and established artists from Qatar. The exhibit first premiered in Washington, DC on May 8th, 2018 and culminated in this week's finale social with over 100 attendees at QAI’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The guests enjoyed a special viewing of diverse artworks from Qatar as well as remarks from a member of QAI's ad...

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Qatar Provides Strategic Military Support to US Mission in Afghanistan

  The US and NATO coalition in Afghanistan recently added Qatar into the multi-nation coalition with the first-ever deployment of Qatari ground troops to the South Asian nation. At the start of this year, Qatari aircraft had been supplying crucial air support and cargo handling capacity by flying resupply missions in and out of Afghanistan. Currently, Qatar is committing $1.8 billion in expanding CENTCOM headquarters at Al-Udeid Air Base. ...

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Dr. Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar Joins QAI for First Expressions Artist Talk

  On 18 July 2018, the Qatar-America Institute hosted Qatar-based author Dr.Mohana Rajakumar for the Institute's inaugural Expressions Artist Talks Series. This program aims to amplify American voices whose creative works are inspired by their experience with Qatar. Throughout the year, QAI will host American filmmakers, art curators, authors, chefs, singers, painters and many others to discuss the impact Qatar had on their work, while shari...

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U.N. Court Orders Qatari Families Reunited

Reuters - U.N. court orders UAE to lift measures against Qataris The U.N. International Court of Justice issued a provisional ruling on Monday, 23 July 2018 that ordered the immediate reuniting of separated Qatari families, recourse for expelled students under the blockade, and due process for affected Qataris. The legally binding order calls for the following measures to be implemented: 1. Families, including a Qatari affected by the m...

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Qatar’s Futuristic and Sustainable Stadiums for the 2022 World Cup

The first FIFA World Cup in the Arab World and in a Muslim-majority country will also leave a sustainable legacy. Qatar won the right to host the World Cup in December 2010, and they vowed to bring innovation, education, and sustainability to the 2022 event that will host 32 teams with 65 total matches. Qatari and Arab Culture Many of the stadium designs are shaped after traditional symbols from the region: Al Bayt Stadium is completely covere...

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Human Rights Watch Notes Progress Made in Workers’ Rights in Qatar

  In a report released today, Human Rights Watch (HRW) noted progress made in Qatar in protecting migrant workers' rights, while acknowledging areas for Qatar to improve. The report notes the legal guarantees made in Law No. 15 on Service Workers in the Home, which came into effect in August 2017. Law No. 15 sets a 10-hour workday, minimum rest periods, required annual leave, and more. In November 2017, Qatar established a minimum wage...

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Qatar Remains Committed to Dialogue over Yemen

  Yemen requested an emergency meeting with the Arab League Council to discuss the latest development within its borders. Among the attendees was H.E. Permanent Representative of Qatar to the Arab League Ambassador Saif bin Muqaddam Al Buainain. Since Yemen's Civil War erupted in 2014, it has been in constant need of aid to provide basic resources to its citizens. After the UN Secretary-General called for a $3 billion aid package for Yeme...

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Northwestern University in Qatar Students Win Prestigious Pulitzer Fellowship

The prestigious Pulitzer Fellowship was awarded to three reporting fellows at Northwestern University in Qatar. They will be investigating human rights violations within the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan with the aid of the Pulitzer Center with the hopes of raising awareness. Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar, Everette E. Dennis said: “Students involved in hands-on reporting and scholarly research develop a real sense o...

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Georgetown and Qatar Leadership Centre Launch Executive Master’s in Leadership, Policy, and Innovation

Starting in September 2018, Qatar Leadership Centre and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will jointly offer the Executive Master’s in Leadership, Policy, and Innovation. QLC alumni are qualified to participate and turn their program certificates into a graduate degree. Georgetown will tailor its already established Executive Master’s in Leadership to fit the needs of students in Qatar, while growing their own global alumni n...

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Qatar – Civilian Protection During War

  At the 8th annual meeting of Global Network of R2P Focal Points in Finland, H.E. Dr. Mutlaq bin Majid Al Qahtani, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Combating Terrorism and Mediation in Dispute Resolution and the National Focal Point for the Responsibility to Protect Civilians from Cruel Crimes, announced that Qatar’s foreign policy was expanding to cover the protection of civilians from war crimes, crimes against humanit...

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