Qatar-America Partnership Reaffirmed in New York

Key Academic and Tech Leaders From Qatar and the US Gathered in New York City During UNGA 2018 to Discuss Development Opportunities and Expand Partnerships in Anticipation of the 10th Anniversary of Qatar’s 2030 National Vision.


The Qatar-America Institute hosted several events in New York City during the week of September 24th, gathering key academics, researchers, and leaders in the fields of education, economics, and technology to broaden the cultural and economic relationship between the United States and Qatar.

The week-long series of events featured senior officials at the forefront of the remarkable and ongoing transformation within Qatar and provided attendees an opportunity to network, learn about the vital U.S.-Qatar relationship, Qatar’s 2030 National Vision, and provided room for candid discussions on various topics.

This October will mark the 10th anniversary since Qatar National Vision (QNV2030) was launched. Qatar’s Nation Vision 2030 builds a bridge from the present to the future, transforming the country into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development. The plan’s goals are divided into four central pillars: economic, social, human and environmental development, with a vision to create a diverse knowledge economy that lasts beyond oil and gas reserves.

U.S. partnerships and investment are key to this long-term plan to diversify and strengthen non-hydrocarbon industries in Qatar – increasing competition, stimulating growth and creating an international talent pool. The networking events and roundtables that QAI hosted served as a rare opportunity to further highlight and expand these strong U.S.-Qatar ties that span from education to defense.



QAI – Networking Breakfast 





Alumni Reception 




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