QF partners with Georgetown University in Qatar to offer 1-year Master’s program for MoFA’s Diplomatic Institute.
12 October 2021, 12:00 AM
31 October 2021, 12:00 AM
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), a QF partner, working in close collaboration with the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the The Diplomatic Institute of the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), have pioneered a one-year Executive Master’s in Diplomacy and International Affairs (EMDIA).
The degree will enhance the ability of MoFA diplomats from Qatar and the Middle East region to formulate and implement effective foreign policy and tackle current and emerging regional and global challenges.
The inaugural batch of 12 Qatari diplomats has already completed their first residency on Leadership and Crisis Management on GU-Q’s Education City campus, taught by Ambassador (ret.) Barbara Bodine, distinguished professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and Director of the Institute of the Study of Diplomacy at SFS.
Enrolment in the programme is open to nominated Qatari diplomats and officials engaged in foreign or national security policy and other practitioners from the Middle East region.
The year-long programme consists of 18 courses taught in 10 three-credit modules and culminates with a capstone visit to Washington, DC. The first nine modules, each featuring four days of intensive residencies, are taught on campus at GU-Q by scholars, senior fellows and seasoned diplomats who are affiliated with Georgetown University.
The final module in Washington, DC, will include meetings with policymakers and international institutions.