Newsroom: Northwestern University in Qatar

  1. NU-Q, GU-Q and THIMUN Qatar provide essential leadership development opportunities for educators and students at Qatar Leadership Conference

    Posted on October 21, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q) and The Hague International Model United Nations Qatar (THIMUN Qatar), have announced the successful conclusion of Qatar Leadership Conference (QLC) 2014, the flagship professional development conference for educators and students in the Middle East. The third annual conference, held at Qatar… Read more

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  2. Local high school students offered unique learning experience at NU-Q media workshops

    Posted on October 14, 2014, by

    NU-Q has announced a program of weekend workshops, November 1, 8 and 15 on new media and multimedia, offering high school students a unique learning opportunity through a series of hands-on activities. NU-Q faculty specialists will host three consecutive Saturday introductory courses from 9am to 2pm for Qatar-based students in grades 9 through to 12… Read more

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  3. NU-Q Professor Christopher Sparshott to Lecture at Museum of Islamic Art

    Posted on September 28, 2014, by

    On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm, NU-Q Assistant Professor Christopher Sparshott will give a talk entitled “Taming the Tiger: An Historical Analysis of Tipu Sultan. Professor Sparshott’s talk is part of the evening lecture series at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and is one of the events being held in celebration of… Read more

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

    Posted on September 24, 2014, by

    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… Read more

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  5. Attracted to Qatar, US students from Northwestern first to study at NU-Q

    Posted on September 16, 2014, by

    Five American students from Northwestern University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois, arrived in Qatar for an inaugural 16-week academic program called Semester in Qatar. Specializing in media industry technologies and journalism, the US students join students based at NU-Q to explore local media, education and culture and to experience the variety and vibrancy of the… Read more

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  6. World-class communication and journalism faculty members join NU-Q

    Posted on September 9, 2014, by

    Three new faculty members with expertise in global media, media law and strategic communication have joined the faculty of Northwestern University in Qatar following an international search. They include renowned global media scholar John D.H. Downing, professor of communication, and Amy Kristin Sanders, a legal scholar and attorney who is author of a leading mass… Read more

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  7. Faculty member Dun and alumnus published in new book on privacy in the digital age

    Posted on September 4, 2014, by

    Senior Lecturer Susan Dun and NU-Q alumnus Md. Rezwan Al-Islam were recently published as contributing authors in Post-Privacy Culture, a new book exploring privacy in the digital age. Their chapter, “Consuming Media: Bangladeshi Expat Cyberculture in Qatar,” centers on issues of social power in the cyber-democracy. Dun is also co-editor of a new book, A Digital… Read more

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  8. New faculty and staff join NU-Q

    Posted on September 2, 2014, by

    A number of new faculty and staff have joined our campus over recent weeks. We welcome:  Ilhem Allagui Associate Professor in Residence, Journalism Program Allagui’s academic experience includes more than 10 years of teaching at the University of Montreal, Canada, and the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She also has experience working for… Read more

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  9. NU-Q welcomes largest class to date

    Posted on August 26, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar welcomed its largest class to date at a colorful ceremony at the Opera House at Katara Cultural Village on Sunday. With the administration and staff in full academic regalia, 65 new freshmen students were inducted into the school. This also includes the largest number of Qataris as the school begins its… Read more

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  10. NU-Q hosts experts on learning and teaching excellence

    Posted on August 20, 2014, by

    Two leading experts on learning and teaching excellence conducted workshops during Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual orientation and planning conference for faculty and staff, August 17 through 20. The week long program also welcomed four new fulltime faculty members and six new staff. Gregory Light and Susanna Calkins, respectively director and associate director of the… Read more

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