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The Qatar-America Institute prides itself on its ability to bridge the divides between two vastly different cultures. Cultural awareness and education are keys to QAI’s mission. QAI promotes cultural exchange through a variety of different programs and events to learn more about various elements to Qatar’s culture, including its music and film scenes, its fashion culture, cuisine, art, and history.

Informing Qataris on American culture and way of life is also part of QAI’s mission statement. QAI programs host Qataris from all walks of life – from fashion students to business executives – taking them on cultural tours of the United States to offer them the opportunity to witness every aspect of American life, from football stadiums to opera houses, jazz concerts to comedy shows. QAI believes that cultural integration can be enhanced through exchange in addition to dialogue. QAI programs provide a foundation for these exchanges, like hosting sport tournaments, so that Qataris, Americans and people in conflict zones may further learn means to coexist.

QAI believes cultural understanding and awareness is paramount in promoting and maintaining a strategic partnership. We enhance our relationship and cultural understanding not just through select programs and country tours but additionally through monthly cultural exhibitions at our headquarters in Washington, DC, inviting both Qatari and American academics, activists and thinkers to join in cultural exchange and dialogue.

ANALYSIS & NEWS

Dr. Reem Al-Ansari: Insight on the Impact of 1 Year Into Blockade

  Dr. Reem Al-Ansari, Legal Professor and Scholar, appeared on the John Fredericks Show on 11 June 201...

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QAI Welcomes Brightwood Panthers to WNBA Game

  The Qatar-America Institute welcomed the Brightwood Panthers girls' basketball team to the Capital One...

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Garangao Celebration, Muslim Youth Choir, and QAI’s Third Iftar

As part of its Ramadan program for this holy month, QAI hosted different families and individuals for its third ...

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Michael Greenwald Speaks on the One Year Blockade

  Michael Greenwald, Former US Treasury Attache to Qatar and Kuwait and Atlantic Council Senior Advisor, a...

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