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  1. Students in Doha and Evanston launch e-book on Qatar’s water and food security

    Posted on August 6, 2013, by

    Northwestern students in Doha and Evanston have launched a collaborative e-book, Feeding Qatar, investigating the challenges Qatar faces in ensuring food and water security for the country. The five-chapter e-book is now available online at the iTunes store and explores how Qatar, which currently imports over 90% of its food, can become more self-sufficient and… Read more


  2. Qatar’s high school students get a glimpse of life in the film industry

    Posted on July 7, 2013, by

    High School students practiced cinematography and lighting during the Film Appreciation and Criticism Summer Course last week at Northwestern University in Qatar’s Summer Media Institute. Sixty-six students from 22 local and international high schools around Qatar signed up for hands-on media and film experience at the Institute, now in its third year. “I like the… Read more


  3. Middle East residents ambivalent about expressing political opinions online: new research

    Posted on June 18, 2013, by

    View this release in Arabic PDF | DOC : اضغط هنا للتحميل بالعربية -       Fewer than half (47%) think it is safe to express political opinions on Internet -       Only 46% think individuals should be able to criticize governments online -       Over a third (38%) worry governments or powerful institutions check their activities online -      … Read more


  4. NU-Q to offer media and politics minor in collaboration with Georgetown

    Posted on June 4, 2013, by

    In a signing ceremony with Dean Everette Dennis of Northwestern University in Qatar and Dean Gerd Nonneman of Georgetown University in Qatar, the two deans inaugurated a new joint program in Media and Politics. The program will allow enrolled students to specialize in the study of journalism and communication in the political, diplomatic and policy-making… Read more


  5. Grant-winning research couples cultural heritage with new media technology

    Posted on May 28, 2013, by

    How does a country measure, document, and preserve what is referred to by UNESCO as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” such as the movements of a dance or the decoration on an indigenous dancer’s costumes? Researchers at Northwestern University in Qatar hope to help answer these questions with a project that will merge cutting-edge technology with cultural… Read more


  6. H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani speaks to the class of 2013

    Posted on May 21, 2013, by

    H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani is director general of Al Jazeera Media Network and a member of NU-Q’s Joint Advisory Board. On May 5, 2013, he delivered this keynote address at NU-Q’s commencement ceremony. Speech Text [In Arabic: In the name of Allah most merciful, peace be upon you.] Your Excellencies, President Schapiro, Dean… Read more


  7. Fashioning a grand strategy for public communication

    Posted on May 16, 2013, by

    Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, delivered the following speech at the International Public Relations Association’s 3rd Public Relations Regional Conference on May 16, 2013, in Doha, Qatar. My gratitude to the organizers of this conference for inviting me to join you here today. My interest in and respect for public relations and… Read more


  8. Sophia Al-Maria Speaks to the Class of 2013

    Posted on May 7, 2013, by

    Sophia Al-Maria, American-born Qatari and critically acclaimed author of The Girl Who Fell to Earth, gave the following keynote speech at NU-Q’s graduation ceremony on May 5, 2013. Read more about Al-Maria. Speech Text Qatar is a place of magical thinking. And this is that rarest of rare moments in time where big—yellow—words like “DREAM”… Read more


  9. NU-Q Passes Media Baton to 33 New Graduates

    Posted on May 5, 2013, by

    Both Al Jazeera Director General and Renowned Qatari Author of ‘The Girl Who Fell to Earth’ Give Ceremonial Addresses Northwestern University in Qatar celebrated Sunday its second graduating class, made up of 33 graduates, at the Qatar National Convention Center. The Class of 2013, among them 15 Qataris, received bachelors of science degrees in journalism… Read more


  10. NU-Q students awarded SPJ honors

    Posted on May 4, 2013, by

    The Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of its 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards on Wednesday, with three NU-Q student entries named first-place winners in the regional competition and finalists in the U.S. national competition. Usama Alony Hamad was selected a national finalist in the Online News Reporting (Small School Division) category for his… Read more


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