Board of Trustees of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies held its seventh
meeting on Sunday, March 11, 2018 on campus. The meeting was chaired by Dr.
Azmi Bishara, Chair of the Board, and attended by H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali
Al-Thani, PhD, Vice Chair of the Board; and the board members: Dr. Ahmad Dallal;
Dr. Laurie Brand; Dr. Dina Khoury; Dr. Ebrahim Moosa; Dr. Wail Benjelloun; and
the newest members, Dr. Khalil Hindi and Dr. Ghanim Alnajjar. The meeting was
also attended by Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley, Acting President of the DI.
its meeting, the Board approved the agenda items and reviewed the measures
undertaken following the decisions and recommendations of their previous
meeting. The Board also discussed its standing committees’ recommendations,
following their meetings, which were held on Saturday March 10, 2018: the Academic
Affairs Committee, chaired by Dr. Ahmad Dallal, met to discuss a newly
proposed Master's program in Strategic Studies, and also reviewed the updates
on the establishment of a PhD degree at the DI; the Financial Affairs and
Planning Committee, headed by Dr. Wail Benjelloun, met to review the 2018 Financial
Budget. Following discussion, the Board adopted the recommendations of its
the meeting, the members of the Board also listened to the Institute Progress Report,
presented by Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley, who also presented a report on the DI Strategic
Plan. Lastly, the Board reviewed the semi-annual Internal Auditor Report.
next annual meeting of the DI Board of Trustees was scheduled to be held in
Doha, October 2018.