The Cabin Wars — How Qatar Airways is Changing the Game of Air Travel

In the years to come, American air travelers will experience more diversity and choice, an increase in travel destinations, and a more comfortable air travel experience; and they will largely have Qatar Airways to thank for these improvements. Additionally, these changes have occurred to the chagrin of the Big Three American Carriers — American, Delta, and United.

To the average American traveler over the last couple of years, Qatar Airways has represented an unmatched air travel experience, and an ambitious, relatively new airline that has prioritized comfort over cost-cutting measures. However, to the American airline industry Qatar Airways, along with the other airlines of the GCC — Etihad and Emirates — has embodied a complex debate between the value of competition and the role of national autonomy in the airline industry.

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Georgetown Students Explore the Complexities of Disaster Management

Nine Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) students recently returned from a school trip to the Philippines as part of their Community Engagement Program, an immersive hands-on educational experience, where they learned first-hand about the complexities of disaster management following the deadliest storm of that nation’s history.

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Georgetown University celebrates 8th Commencement Ceremony in Qatar

On 5 May 2016, 68 students gathered as undergraduates for the last time as they attended Georgetown University in Qatar’s (GU-Q) 8th commencement ceremony, which was held on the university’s Education City campus.

This year’s GU-Q graduating class featured 24 men and 44 women, all of whom received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree, a unique, interdisciplinary program that prepares students to tackle the most important and pressing global issues by providing them training in critical thinking, analytic and communication skills within an international context. The degree is available in International Politics, International Economics, Culture and Politics, and International History.

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USQBC Launches “The Weekly Brief”

This week the US-Qatar Business Council released The Weekly Brief, our newly redesigned newsletter.

The Weekly Brief will provide USQBC members and supporters with the most pertinent information regarding Qatar and its bilateral business and political relationship with the United States.

The new format will present the information you have come to trust USQBC to deliver in a format that is easier to read and easier to access. The new platform also works seamlessly with mobile devices, so it is perfect to read on the go. Continue reading USQBC Launches “The Weekly Brief”