Recent Events


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) regularly cosponsors events with other institutions around Washington, D.C. and across the U.S. SQCC participates in festivals and workshops with other organizations in order to fulfill its mission of educating Americans about Omani culture and supporting cross cultural exchange between the US and Oman. These events range from our SQCC annual conference, held in partnership with a different university each year, to multicultural festivals and events hosted by organizations like the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries (Washington, D.C.), Arab Festival Orlando (Orlando, FL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York City, NY). SQCC also annually holds a booth at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference, where SQCC promotes its Indian Ocean in World History website, a free classroom resource, to K-12 educators.

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8 August - Afternoon Arts & Crafts at SQCC

Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Come over to SQCC to learn all about the mandoos (Omani dowry chest) then make a model of one yourself!





1 August - Public Lecture: "The Role of Ibadi Islam in Omani History" with Dr. Valerie Hoffman

Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Join us on Thursday, 1 August from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a public lecture titled "The Role of Ibadi Islam in Omani History" by Dr. Valeria Hoffman.





SQCC Poetry and Prose Lecture with Prof. Kevin Blankinship

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Poetry and Prose series continues with an evening of Arabic poetry recitation, translation, and in-depth discussion lead by Prof. Kevin Blankinship on poems by Abu l-`Ala' al-Ma`arri (d. 1058).





Arabic Poetry and Prose Lecture at SQCC - Dust's Embrace: Al-Maʿarrī and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic Literature with Professor Kevin Blankinship

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
On 3 April, SQCC hosted its first poetry presentation in the Poetry and Prose Series of 2019. Our honored guest of the evening was Dr. Kevin Blankinship, an assistant professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University, where he teaches the Arabic language and literature.





PUBLIC LECTURE - Sultans, Sails and Steam: Rethinking Oman's Maritime Empire

Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
A Public Lecture by Dr. Allen Fromherz, Professor of Middle Eastern, Gulf and Mediterranean History at Georgia State University.





Passport D.C. Around the World Embassy Tour at SQCC

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Around the World Embassy Tour at SQCC





You're Invited to an Omani Cultural Evening

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Join us September 15 for an event celebrating Omani culture!





Special Libraries Association Event

Friday, May 27, 2016
Special Libraries Association Event





Visit SQCC during Around the World Embassy Tour

Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us May 7 for cultural exhibition tours, traditional clothing, musical performances, games, and more!





Embassy Open House

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Embassy Open House






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