Georgetown University in Qatar: A Celebration of Knowledge

Georgetown University in Qatar hosted a gala, “GU-Q 100: A Celebration of Knowledge,” commemorating the publication of over one hundred books by faculty and staff of Georgetown University in Qatar since the branch campus opened in 2005.

The gala was attended by Qatar Foundation Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Thani, Qatar Foundation CEO Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman Lolwah Al Khater, the Georgetown School of Foreign Service Dean Joel Hellman, and many other leaders among Georgetown’s faculty in Washington and Qatar.

“Through its wealth of research in the field of humanities and social sciences, Georgetown University in Qatar has made a significant contribution to the international profile of QF and Qatar as a hub of new knowledge, original thought, and intellectual courage in confronting issues which influence what our world is, and what it can be.” – Her Excellency Sheikha Hind

The gala, coincidentally, coincided with the centennial of the founding of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. The School of Foreign Service Dean Joel Hellman took the opportunity to celebrate the prestigious institution’s legacy, shared between the United States and Qatar.

“One hundred years ago, SFS took on the mission to foster peace and stability through education rooted in a global perspective. I’m proud to see the continuation of that Georgetown tradition in today’s celebration of  GU-Q’s contributions to multidisciplinary scholarship in Qatar and around the world.” – Dean Joel Hellman

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