Universities join forces for innovative seminar exploring life, history and culture in Qatar

September 24, 2014

NU-Q this month launched the first “Doha Seminar” – a new interdisciplinary honors seminar, open to outstanding undergraduate students in Education City (EC) and taught jointly by leading professors from Qatar Foundation Education City universities, Qatar University and the Brookings Doha Center.

The idea for the landmark liberal arts seminar originated with the academic affairs deans in EC, who for several years have wanted to craft a project that would bring together students and faculty from the various campuses. This seminar offers an extensive academic view of Qatar and the Gulf, covering family, art, history, culture, consumerism, environmentalism, and foreign affairs.

The Doha Seminar includes lecturers from: NU-Q, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ), Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ), Qatar University, and the Brookings Doha Center. NU-Q’s own Professors Khaled Al Hroub and Sandra L. Richards are the Seminar’s Co-Conveners.