Richard Serra’s “East-West/West-East”

Richard Serra, voted the third greatest living artist in a Vanity Fair poll, recently unveiled his newest sculpture in Qatar. Serra’s “East-West/West-East” uses Qatar’s geographical position and topography to create a stunning sculpture that brings to mind the iconic scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s, “2001: A Space Odyssey”.   The mesmerizing sculpture is located in Qatar’s Brouq nature reserve, in Qatar’s west, and spans a distance of one k...

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Qatar-America Institute Joins Georgetown Pediatrics Gala

The Qatar-America Institute joined the Georgetown Pediatrics Gala, a black-tie charity event supporting children’s healthcare. His Excellency Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States, spoke at the event and praised the partnership between Georgetown University and Qatar, embodied in part in Georgetown’s campus in Education City in Doha.   The Ambassador highlighted healthcare and children’s healthcare in p...

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Radio Host John Fredericks Tours Qatar

Radio host John Fredericks took a weeklong tour of Qatar, discussing the country’s economy, its business relationship with the United States, and the illegal blockade facing the country with senior Qatari leaders.   Fredericks met with Dr. Ali bin Smaikh al Marri, the Chairman of the Qatar National Human Rights Committee, to discuss the human rights implications of the Gulf crisis. In November, 2017 the UN Office of the High Commissioner ...

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Defense Minister Al Attiyah meets with Secretary of Defense Mattis

Overview:   On April 18th, the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, met with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon to discuss US-Qatar military cooperation and ways to enhance and strengthen the bilateral relation. A transcript, recording, and pictures of the meeting are provided below.     Video     [video width="1024" height="576" mp4="https:...

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Tom Brady Joins Best Buddies Qatar

Tom Brady recently visited Qatar as a global ambassador for Best Buddies, an advocacy and outreach organization that seeks to incorporate individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IID) into larger society. Best Buddies was found by former American President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Anthony Shriver, who is also a friend of Brady’s. The New England Patriots quarterback has been a Global Ambassador for the organization since 2003, ...

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Qatar National Library Grand Opening

The Qatar National Library (QNL) was open to the public last November but recently hosted its official grand opening this past weekend in Education City, Qatar. The building was inaugurated by HH Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The opening ceremony featured a performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Doha Youth Choir who performed the Qatari National Anthem. Additional acts included the lead Dutch architect Rem Khoolhaas who commented t...

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Qatar National Library: A Homage to Qatar’s Heritage

The Qatar National Library (QNL) was announced as a project by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser in late 2012. Since then, the public library has become a symbol of Qatar’s shift from a nation reliant to natural resources to a nation bent on modernizing and obtaining an economically diverse and sustainable economy. The library’s main role is to serve as a steward of Qatar’s national heritage by collecting, preserving, and making available the country’s...

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Growing Economic Cooperation Between The US & Qatar

Qatar’s economic ties with the United States have steadily grown in recent years, with the state of Qatar ranking as the fourth largest market in the Middle East for US exports of goods and services. Trade between the US and Qatar amounted to nearly six billion dollars in 2017, with Qatar importing $4.88 billion worth of goods and services. Economic Involvement: The two most recent developments coming at the tail of the Emir of Qatar’s visit t...

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President Trump Meets With Qatari Amir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani

  Meeting Transcript   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the Amir of Qatar with us.  He’s a friend of mine — knew him long before I entered the world of politics.  He’s a great gentleman.  He’s very popular in his country.  His people love him.  We’re working on unity in that part of the Middle East, and I think it’s working out very well.  There are a lot of good things happening. Also, we have a g...

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Qatar Begins Economic Tour in Miami

Senior Qatari business and government leaders visited Miami this week for a business roadshow featuring several events. The visit included the Qatari Ministry of Economy and Commerce, the Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Qatar Investment Authority, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Qatar Businessmen Association, Qatar Airways, the Qatar Stock Exchange, the Doha Film Institute, the Qatar Foundation, and the Supreme Committee for Del...

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