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  • Secretary of State on Trafficking in Persons Report

    Trafficking in Persons Report

    "This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace. It highlights the hidden risks that workers may encounter when seeking employment and the steps...."

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  • Statement on Attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia

    Statement on Attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia

    The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous attacks, their loved ones, and the people of all three countries.

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    Consular Updates

    Consular Affairs systems have returned to full functionality.

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  • Mike McCabe talking to families and students

    Embassy organizes Pre-departure orientation

    U.S. Embassy, together with the Qatar Student Association, hosted a pre-departure orientation for over 50 students and their parents for students accepted to U.S. colleges and universities for the Fall 2015 term.

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  • Ambassador presents credentials to Amir (QNA)

    Ambassador presents credentials to Amir

    Ambassador Dana Shell Smith presented her credentials to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, on September 8, 2014. (QNA)

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  • President Obama's Ramadan Message
    President Obama's Ramadan Message

    As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. 

  • Eric Stackpole
    Robotics Engineer inspires Innovation, Collaboration, and STEM Education (March 1-5, 2015)

    NASA-trained, robotics entrepreneur Eric Stackpole, CEO and co-founder of OpenROV, is a mechanical engineer interested in both ocean and space technology. Eric was in Doha recently travelling the country talking to school students, academics, university students, robotics enthusiasts and scientists about how to “Follow your Passion: Lead the Future” by doing live demonstrations of his innovation; an underwater exploring Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).   More>> »

  • Sports collaboration with Al Rayyan Club
    Sports collaboration with Al Rayyan Club

    The Embassy partnered with Al Rayyan Sports Club to bring American coaching trainers to Doha from Feb 23 to 24.  

  • Book Fair
    Public Affairs Section at the Doha International Book Fair (January 7, 2015)

    PAS Doha is participating in the 25th Annual Doha International Book Fair. The Fair was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, H.E. Ahmed Al Mahmoud and the Minister of Culture, Arts, and Heritage H.E. Abdulaziz Al Kuwari at the Qatar National Convention Center, on January 7, 2015. The event will continue until January 17, 2015. Ambassador Smith presented both Qatari officials with a series of American publications. The Embassy booth features Arabic translations of American authors, English Language teaching material, and student advising material, including test preparation books.  More>>> »

  • Dr. Richard Flarend
    “Spectacular Science” Workshop Series Highlights STEM Education (November 23 - 27, 2014)

    The U.S. Embassy hosted a team of three American experts in the field of Science Education. They conducted a weeklong workshop entitled, “Spectacular Science” from November 23-27, 2014. The experts were International Educational Consultant ,Dr. Barbara Hong, Professor of Physics at Penn State, and Alice Flarend; a Physics school teacher with over 15 years of experience. The teachers conducted demonstrations, using everyday materials, to explain the principles of science. The audience were also able to conduct experiments of their own with various materials at forty different workstations.   MORE >> »

  • Workshop in progress
    Embassy partners with Supreme Education Council to hold second Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers (November 4, 2014)

    On Tuesday, November 4, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 79 preparatory and secondary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”. The event was held at Katara and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and the Supreme Education Council on enhancing English language learning in Qatar’s independent schools.  More>> »

  • Sadia Mir, Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University Doha
    Embassy Partners with Supreme Education Council for Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers (October 28, 2014)

    On Tuesday, October 28, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 50 primary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”. The event was held at the Al Wafaa Model School for Boys and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and the Supreme Education Council on enhancing English language learning in Qatar’s independent schools.  

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  • Fake Social Media Accounts Claiming to be Ambassador Dana Shell Smith
    We have recently been made aware of fake social media accounts claiming to be Ambassador Dana Shell Smith.  These accounts purporting to be Ambassador Smith were used in attempts to scam people out of money and are fake.  If you are contacted by someone claiming to be the Ambassador and who asks for money, please do not respond and never promise money or favors to someone who contacts you in this manner.
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