A closing ceremony held at Qatar Foundation partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) honoured 14 graduates of the International Executive Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management (IEDM) degree programme.
An exhibit of student capstone projects contributing original research on key issues in global incident management underscored the critical need for emergency response education to keep communities safe when disaster strikes.
The IEDM programme is offered through Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in Washington (SCS), DC, and supported by the Office of Executive and Professional Education at GU-Q.
This year’s fifth cohort of graduates, drawn from diverse fields including healthcare, engineering, law enforcement, and social services, gained the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for and respond to a wide variety of natural, technological, and man-made disasters through hands-on experience and engagement opportunities with leading experts in the field.
This year’s guest speaker was Dr Hassan al-Thani, head of Trauma and Vascular Surgery Sections of Hamad General Hospital and a 2019 IEDM graduate. Dr Kelly J Otter, dean of SCS and dean of GU-Q, Dr Clyde Wilcox addressed the newest IEDM alumni.
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