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  1. Graduation speech: “Finding Your Path” by filmmaker Jehane Noujaim

    Posted on May 27, 2014, by

    Text of speech: Salam Aleikum. Thank you for inviting me here to speak with you. It is a great honor. This is a particularly special experience for me. As an Arab woman who was raised in Kuwait and Egypt, and went on to live life between the east and west, I am thrilled to talk… Read more


  2. Facebook use among Qataris remarkably low

    Posted on May 12, 2014, by

    Media professionals from across Qatar recently gathered at the Qatar Media Industries Forum—a biannual gathering of industry leaders hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar—to discuss findings of a first-of-its-kind survey on Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East. Jointly overseen by NU-Q and Doha Film Institute, the media survey spanned six Arab nations; findings on… Read more


  3. NU-Q female graduates featured in Qatar Tribune

    Posted on May 11, 2014, by

    As examples of Qatari women advancing the national media sector, the Qatar Tribune highlighted the academic careers of Haya Al-Mannai and  Sara Abdulaziz AlDerham, recent NU-Q graduates specializing in journalism and communication, respectively. The article features their insights and accomplishments. More at Qatar Tribune > >


  4. [VIDEO] Mideast Media study shows demand for social media, censored films

    Posted on May 6, 2014, by

    NU-Q’s Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis joins PBS Mediatwits host Mark Glaser, new media journalist Andrew Lih, and producer Fannie Cohen, for a discussion about NU-Q’s six-nation survey of Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East. More on MediaShift >>


  5. NU-Q celebrates third graduating class

    Posted on May 5, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar honored its third graduating class at graduation exercises Sunday, May 4, in a ceremony where students heard an address by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jehane Noujaim. More than 900 people were in attendance at the Qatar National Convention Centre as Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro extolled the achievement of the graduates of NU-Q,… Read more


  6. Mideast media survey on “Let’s Consider the Source”

    Posted on May 4, 2014, by

    Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis (pictured right) discusses the results of “Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East,” a six-nation survey from NU-Q in partnership with Doha Film Institute, on the Sirius XM Radio program “Let’s Consider the Source” with host Bob Mann (pictured left). View the survey results at mideastmedia.org.  


  7. “Parsing ‘Arab Spring’” explores the power of words in a viral age

    Posted on May 1, 2014, by

    “Arab Spring,” the popular term used to describe the Arab uprisings of recent years, is more complicated and nuanced than is commonly believed, according to a study published by Northwestern University in Qatar. NU-Q professor of journalism Ibrahim N. Abusharif explores the range of perspectives around the phrase in “Parsing ‘Arab Spring’” the school’s first… Read more


  8. NU-Q and THIMUN Qatar award student filmmakers seeking social change

    Posted on April 24, 2014, by

    A heart-wrenching portrayal of the lives of carriers in Qatar’s souqs, Amal Al-Muftah’s Al-Hammali was winner of the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival’s award for Best Picture, taking home a check for QR10,000. The five-minute film featured Mahmoud Ghasemi, Gholam Ahmed, and Mohamed Abdolrahim, three Iranian men who arrived in Qatar as teenagers in the… Read more


  9. Nearly half of Arabs watch American films, yet most want more regional content: survey

    Posted on April 16, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar, in partnership with Doha Film Institute, release findings from six-nation study of entertainment media use in the Middle East Two-thirds (66%) of adults from countries surveyed agree that people benefit from watching content from different parts of the world, yet an equal two-thirds say they prefer films that portray their own… Read more


  10. Everette E. Dennis on The Open Mind

    Posted on April 6, 2014, by

    NU-Q Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis speaks on American talk show Richard Heffner’s Open Mind about the school’s mission. With this broadcast Dennis returns to the ranks of the program’s past guests, including New York Times columnists Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd, as well as US Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Dennis’ interview… Read more


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