Ambassador from Qatar tours ASU, visits with Sun Devils from his country


Penny Walker

There are more than 200 students from the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar at Arizona State University, the largest group of Qataris at any American university.

Last week, the newly named ambassador from Qatar to the United States visited ASU — his first-ever visit to an American university in his new role.

His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Hamad Al Thani met with and took questions from Qatari students at a meeting Thursday.

“I would like to thank Arizona State University for this opportunity to address this distinguished gathering of future leaders of our societies,” the ambassador said.

ASU Now was on hand for the ambassador’s visit and tour of the university.

Top photo: His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, ambassador of the State of Qatar to the U.S., meets with Qatari students during his brief tour of ASU on Thursday. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now