SQCC hosted students from Johns Hopkins SAIS & MENA Club
Date & Time
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
About the Event
On Thursday 14 September, SQCC received students from Johns Hopkins SAIS & MENA Club. The visit began with a tour at SQCC’s permanent exhibition, where the group were introduced to Oman, its traditions, culture, and history including: traditional Omani attire and handicrafts, pottery, basketry, and silver artwork. Visitors also learned about the historical importance of the aflaj irrigation system, forts, and maritime trade.
Students also visited SQCC’s library and learned more about Oman through a wide range of publications about cultural heritage, both in English and Arabic.
After the tour, Ms. Sabra Al Hooti, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, gave a presentation on Oman’s Foreign Policy, its multilateral relations with other countries, Oman-U.S. relations, history of friendship between Oman and the U.S, and contemporary relations.
The visit concluded with students mingling with the Embassy diplomats and SQCC’s staff as they enjoyed Omani coffee and dates.