The Dean of the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Dr. Leslie A. Pal, recently attended a meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) hosted by KU Leuven University, Belgium. During the meeting, Dr. Pal was elected as Vice-President of the IPPA, an organization widely regarded as the main international association of public policy scholars and researchers. As an institutional member of the IPPA, the CPP will participate in an International Workshop in Quito, Ecuador, this July, and the main international conference in Barcelona, Spain, next year. CPP is HBKU’s newest college, offering a much-demanded Master of Public Policy program. The college’s mandate is to expand HBKU’s research capacity while engaging in meaningful national and international discourse. CPP appoints and retains faculty of the highest caliber, and its students are selected on the basis of academic excellence. For more information, visit cpp.hbku.edu.qa.
With the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation forcing most of us to work remotely, the level of social interaction we are used to has inevitably dropped, and that can leave many, particularly those who are single, feeling isolated.
The need for accurate language services at Qatar’s healthcare facilities has never been greater. Fortunately, HBKU’s TII has helped the country’s interpreters and translators adapt to the linguistic and cultural challenges posed by COVID-19.