On Tuesday, the Qatar-America Institute hosted a diverse group of students and alumni from Georgetown University for the season-opening basketball game of the Georgetown Hoyas. In a close match, the Hoyas beat the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks 68 to 53.
Georgetown University opened its branch campus in Qatar in 2005, specializing in international relations. The campus has become a prominent center of academia and research in Qatar and the greater Middle East, with 389 alumni from around the world. It is also home to the Center for International and Regional Studies, a prominent center of scholarship on foreign affairs in both Arabic and English.