U.S. Embassy Doha Partners with VCU-Qatar on Black History Month Event Encouraging Volunteerism and Community Service

On February 21, U.S. Embassy Doha, in collaboration with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts in Qatar (VCU-Q), organized a panel discussion to commemorate Black History Month.  Public Affairs Officer Carissa Gonzalez opened the event with welcoming remarks that underscored the importance of volunteerism and public service.  Speaking to a crowd of 60 or ...
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USG Exchange Alum Launch First-ever Alumni Association

The U.S. Embassy-funded Qatari-American Cultural Exchange Association hosted its inaugural meeting on February 20, 2018, in which roughly 45 alumni from U.S Embassy-sponsored exchange programs participated.  Public Affairs Officer Carissa Gonzalez opened the event by congratulating the Embassy’s alumni community for this significant accomplishment several years in the making, encouraging alumni members in attendance to ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Visit to Qatar

Press Release                                                                                                  December 7, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Visit to Qatar U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry concluded a two-day visit to Qatar on December 8, 2017.  During his visit, Secretary Perry underscored the United States’ ongoing commitment to its strategic partnership with Qatar, and highlighted ...
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U.S. Embassy at the 28th Doha International Book Fair

The U.S. Embassy participated in the 28th annual Doha International Book Fair November 27-December 5, 2017.  With the objective of promoting reading and literacy among all visitors – children and adults alike – a wide selection of English-language books written by American authors were on sale at affordable and reasonable prices.  Charge d’Affaires Ryan Gliha ...
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Ruqaya Al Sada, Fatima Al Ansari Participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India Nov 28 – 30

The U.S. Department of State selected U.S. Embassy Doha nominees Ruqaya Al Sada and Fatima Al Ansari of Rwaq to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India November 28-30.  This year’s theme, “Women First – Prosperity for All,” emphasizes the role women entrepreneurs play in making communities more prosperous and secure.  Al Sada and ...
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Embassy Open Mic Night Highlights Local Talent

Over 200 participants attended the Embassy’s Young Writers Open Mic Night on Saturday, November 11th at Katara in celebration of Doha Learning Week and the Discover America Festival.  The event was held in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.  During the event, participants enjoyed ...
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Discover America Festival 2017 kick off with Qatar Little League Baseball

Friday, October 27, 2017 saw the kick off event for Discover America Festival 2017 with the start of Qatar Little league Baseball at the grounds of American School of Doha. This is the first event in a series of events both commercial and cultural to be organized in different parts of the city to mark ...
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Discover America Festival 2017 – EVENTS

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the Discover America Festival is underway in Doha with a variety of events, activities and special promotions that will take place throughout the city for the next three weeks.  The festival is in its third consecutive year, and with support from the U.S. Embassy’s many partners, the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Grant hosts welcome reception to new diplomats

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i William Grant hosted a reception at the W-Hotel in Doha, to welcome the new U.S. diplomats who will be joining the mission in Qatar, including officers from the consular affairs section, the public affairs section, the political-economic section, among others. The Chargé also took the opportunity to thank the diplomats for representing ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking Meeting with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar

On August 22, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar and his senior advisors to discuss ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Doha

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha and met with His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Sea Palace to discuss ongoing efforts to resolve the Gulf dispute. The Secretary also met with Foreign Minister of Qatar His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, with whom ...
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NASA Speaker inspires QU students at ASTROCON 2017

Speaker, Dr. Mamta Nagaraja, Engineer at NASA, the one who trains the astronauts,  gave a virtual presentation to 180 Qatar University students, professors and members of the university Astronomy Club on the past, present and future of space missions. The content of the presentation and videos clearly stimulated a lot of discussion and the attendees found ...
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Terry Jones, the founding chairman of Kayak.com visits Doha

Terry Jones, founding chairman of Kayak.com, began his visit to Doha with a keynote speech on Entrepreneurship Education at Qatar University’s (QU) 4th annual prestigious Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (EED) conference, which included the likes of the Minister of Economy and Commerce, the President and Dean of the Business College of QU, faculty members, students, ...
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Young Writer’s Program 2016-17

The Young Writers Program (YWP) is a joint partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Qatari Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The mission of the program is to encourage Qatar’s youth to read, write, and think critically about important events and topics. Since the program’s inception in 2014, students from 122 Ministry schools have ...
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Education USA Counselor’s Workshop held

A practical workshop was organized by Education USA for public and private school counselors at Omar Bin Abdulaziz Secondary School for boys on helping students find colleges that are the right fit for them. Students from the school sat with each counselor to receive one to one advise on how to search for universities in ...
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Embassy’s English Language Adviser conducts Readings at two schools

On Monday, February 27th the Embassy’s English Language Advisor conducted a “Pete the Cat” Reading lesson at the Khaleej Al Arabi Primary School for Boys as part of the Embassy’s Moving Library Program.  Twenty 4th grade students participated in the program, which included a lesson on the 5 elements of a story, a read-aloud of ...
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Al Kawthar Secondary School for Girls participate in English Language Film Club

Embassy staff had a fantastic visit to Al Kawthar Secondary School for Girls to participate their English Language Film Club.  The club was started in 2012 in partnership with US Embassy Doha to encourage English language learning and critical thinking skills.  Currently, students run the club with the active support of the school’s English department.
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Mayor of Los Angeles Visits Doha

Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles in the U.S. State of California, visited Doha, Nov. 13-17. The mayor and his accompanying delegation met with business, cultural, and government leaders to strengthen the growing partnership between the cities of L.A. and Doha.
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Ambassador Smith opens the North American pavilion

Ambassador Dana Shell Smith attended the opening ceremony and participated in the ribbon cutting of the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East, Milipol Qatar 2016, where leading suppliers from the U.S. exhibited exceptional and innovative homeland security solutions.  
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PAS Doha Conducts Reading Program at Bilal Bin Rabah Primary School for Boys

On May 2nd, PAS staff visited the Bilal Bin Rabah Primary School for Boys in Muathir to conduct a story reading session with 20 second and third grade students. Staff brought American children’s stories to read with the students. The program was part of Post Doha’s ongoing Primary School Reading Program. Through the program, volunteers ...
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Four filmmaking workshops conducted at Qatar University

Bill Megalos and John Anderson conducted two workshops each at the Ibn Khaldoon hall of Qatar University. The workshops presented were “Workshop 1-How to find and tell your story” where Bill showed that a great topic for a film doesn’t mean that you have a story. This workshop took the attendees through the necessary research ...
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U.S. Embassy and AmCham Qatar Celebrate Second Annual Discover America Week

DOHA: The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar, will launch the second annual ‘Discover America Week Qatar 2016’ February 15-22, 2016 to celebrate the U.S. Qatar partnership. This week will highlight the diversity and breadth of American goods, services, and products, and bring a little bit of America to Qatar. From ...
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Makerspaces Promote Student Creativity in Qatar

In collaboration with the Qatar National Library, the U.S. Embassy to Qatar hosted American professor of learning sciences Dr. Kylie Peppler in January.  An artist by training, Dr. Peppler conducted two workshops on the concept of makerspaces: creative, hands-on areas where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.  While these spaces are often associated ...
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U.S. Universities Featured at Qatar International College Fair

On October 19, 38 American universities participated in the Qatar International College Fair at the Qatar National Convention Center. Qatar is already home to six of the United States’ most prestigious institutions: Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and Northwestern University.  In addition to these universities, 32 others were ...
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DCM speaks at Qatar Leadership Conference

Deputy Chief of Mission Ryan Gliha spoke at the Qatar Leadership Conference on Oct. 15, 2015 on the qualities of a successful diplomat. The conference, hosted by Qatar Academy/THIMUN, gives high schoolers the opportunity to speak with educators, leaders, and diplomats as they begin to contemplate their future careers.
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Orientation For Students Accepted into U.S. Colleges and Universities for the Fall 2015 Term

On June 21, the U.S. Embassy, together with the Qatar Student Association, hosted a pre-departure orientation for over 50 students and their parents for students accepted to U.S. colleges and universities for the Fall 2015 term.  The three-hour program, held at the Doha Youth Center, covered information about the visa process, learning about the various regions ...
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Robotics Engineer inspires Innovation, Collaboration, and STEM Education

NASA-trained, robotics entrepreneur Eric Stackpole, CEO and co-founder of OpenROV, is a mechanical engineer interested in both ocean and space technology. Eric was in Doha recently travelling the country talking to school students, academics, university students, robotics enthusiasts and scientists about how to “Follow your Passion: Lead the Future” by doing live demonstrations of his ...
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Sports workshop with Al Rayyann club

On February 23-24, 2015, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Al Rayyan Sports Club to bring American coaching trainers to Doha.  The trainers offered workshops for local youth coaches on how to teach values such as teamwork, leadership, overcoming adversity, and problem-solving through sports coaching and physical education.
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The American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Embassy announce activities for “Discover America – USA Week Qatar”

On 21 January 2015 the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar (AmCham Qatar), in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America,  launched Discover America – USA Week Qatar, an inaugural celebration of American culture, commerce and friendship in Qatar. Delivering a packed program of activities in partnership with Qatar Airways, Qatar Chamber of ...
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“Spectacular Science” Workshop Series Highlights STEM Education

The U.S. Embassy hosted a team of three American experts in the field of Science Education. They conducted a weeklong workshop entitled, “Spectacular Science” from November 23-27, 2014. The experts were International Educational Consultant ,Dr. Barbara Hong, Professor of Physics at Penn State, and Alice Flarend; a Physics school teacher with over 15 years of ...
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Embassy partners with Supreme Education Council to hold a Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers

On Tuesday, November 4, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 79 preparatory and secondary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”.  The event was held at Katara and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and the Supreme Education Council on ...
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Embassy Partners with Supreme Education Council for Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers

  On Tuesday, October 28, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 50 primary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”.  The event was held at the Al Wafaa Model School for Boys and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and ...
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RELO takes part in Embassy’s Primary School Reading Program

On Wednesday, October 22nd the Regional Language Officer accompanied Embassy Doha staff to Al Rashad Independent Primary School for Boys to read English language stories to a 4th grade class as part of the Embassy’s ongoing Primary School Reading Program.  The students loved listening to “Pete the Cat” and “Where the Wild Things Are” and ...
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Qatari Alumni of U.S. Universities Launch Network

The Embassy of the United States of America to the State of Qatar has partnered with the Qatar Students Association  to establish the first ever U.S. Alumni Network for Qatar. U.S. Ambassador Dana Shell Smith announced the formation of the network at a reception held at her residence in honor of Qatari alumni on Wednesday, ...
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Ambassador Ziadeh at 2014 OTC in Houston

U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar Susan L. Ziadeh joins dignitaries at the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Welcome Reception held at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.  During her keynote address, Ambassador Ziadeh urged senior U.S. and MENA business leaders to take advantage of the Qatari Investment Authority’s intent to “pivot ...
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NASA speaker motivates QU students

On April 20th NASA speaker Mr. George Gabrielle connected with Qatar University students via a Google Hangout meeting organized by the U.S. Embassy at both the men’s and women’s corners of Qatar University Library American Resource Center, simultaneously. Mr. Gabrielle told the eager bunch of students about his work at NASA and touched upon all ...
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Ambassador Ziadeh visits the New Port Project

The U.S. Ambassador Susan L. Ziadeh visited the New Port Project site near Mesaieed with an Embassy delegation. Nabeel Mohammed Al-Buenain, the New Port Project Executive Director and his respective team members briefed the Ambassador on the developments of the project and accompanied her on a tour of the facility. The group is pictured in the ...
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Celebrating U.S. National Day 2014

HE Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, HE Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, HE Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar Susan ...
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US Embassy Supports The Youth Company’s Youth Change Everything Conference

The US Embassy sponsored The Youth Company’s March, 2014 Youth Change Everything: Arab Women Edition conference held from March 21-March 22 at The Youth Hub.  The conference brought together young Qatari and Arab girls interested in launching entrepreneurial projects in Qatar, and provided workshops and talks on leadership and entrepreneurship skills.  Consular Officer Natalie Bonjoc ...
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Poet Naomi Shihab Nye at Qatar University

On Sunday, February 16th, the US Embassy sponsored a poetry event at Qatar University with the award-winning Palestinian American poet, Naomi Shihab Nye.  During her day at QU, Ms. Nye visited a Reading Comprehension class in the Department of English Literature & Linguistics and conducted a poetry writing workshop in the women’s American Corner at ...
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Balancing Personal Security and Effective Conduct of Diplomacy Discussed

Embassy Official Steven Abels spoke at the 3rd annual session of The Hague International Model United Nations Qatar on the topic of the protection and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives.  Speaking before the 5th Committee (Administration and Budgetary) on January 30th, Mr. Abels discussed the challenges of balancing physical and personal security ...
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Kerry at Opening of Geneva II Conference on Syria

Intervention at the Geneva II International Conference on Syria Thank you very much, Secretary Ban, and thank you, Ambassador Brahimi, for your commitment to helping the Syrian people find a new future. And I join with Foreign Minister Lavrov in thanking all of the countries around the table, all of the groups around the table. ...
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Embassy Organizes Workshops for Local School Teachers

On Saturday, January 18, US Embassy Doha sponsored its second Language and Literacy Professional Development Event for local school teachers for the Fall/Winter Semester.  The theme of the event was “instructional strategies to build opportunities for student engagement while managing classroom discipline and planning for academic success.”  In addition to our regular presenters, Meredith Hedrick ...
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Chargé congratulates QU graduates

Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary joined QU President Dr. Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad at a luncheon honoring graduates of PhD and MA programs abroad. The students received scholarships provided by Qatar University as part of a program to support Qatari students at the master and doctorate levels in order to have them return to Qatar to ...
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