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May 12, 2021

The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture

The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Qatar signed a Statement of Intent, designating 2021 the Qatar-USA Year of Culture. The Year of Culture builds upon our strong bilateral relationship by promoting cultural exchanges and people-to-people connections between the United States and the State of Qatar. In 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Qatar and Qatar Museums will encourage shared ideals of tolerance and diversity through a robust calendar of events.

To learn more about the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture and upcoming events, visit yearsofculture.qa or the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page.


Upcoming Events

June 8: The Art of Songwriting workshop at Qatar National Library

June 16: Swalif Virtual Program on Paralympian Day and Sports Inclusion with Tucker Dupree

June 17: AFCENT Band Concert at Mall of Qatar – Live on Facebook


Ongoing Events

Fulbright Scholars: Two American scholars are in Qatar to teach and conduct research at HBKU on Alzheimer’s disease treatments and hydrology, and the application of Artificial Intelligence in civil and environmental engineering.

International Visitor’s Leadership Program: The U.S. Embassy in Doha invites current and emerging Qatari professional leaders in a variety of fields to cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts


Past Events

March 24 – May 30: The New Black Vanguard Virtual Discussions as part of the Tasweer Photo Festival

March 24 – May 30: Experimental Photography Virtual Discussions as part of the Tasweer Photo Festival

May 26: Swalif Virtual Program on Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy with Ahmad Ashkar 

April 21: Swalif Virtual Program on Running for Office and Arab-American Month with Rima Nashashibi

April 6-7: EducationUSA-Qatar 2021 Virtual University Fair

April 6: U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Qatar Business Culture Series with Qatar Airways CEO

March 17: Swalif Virtual Program on Water Conservation 

March 8: Women’s Empowerment Virtual Discussion

February 17: Swalif Virtual Program on Mental Health

January 31 – February 13: “What If?” Art Exhibition

January 17: Swalif Virtual Program on Social Media Entrepreneurship

January 14 – 15: Qatar-USA Opening Concert with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

December 15: The Football Match with the Washington Spirit and the Qatar Women’s National Football Team


For volunteer opportunities, please email usaqataryoc2021@state.gov.