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.

Please check out our photo gallery and the links below to learn more about our previous events.
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SQCC Travels to New Orleans for Middle East Studies Association Conference

Friday, November 15, 2019
From 15-17 November, SQCC exhibited at the Book Bazaar of the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.





SQCC Hosts Poetry & Prose Series with Dr. Emily Drumsta

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
On Wednesday, 13 November, SQCC hosted Dr. Emily Drumsta for a Poetry & Prose Series lecture on Nazik al-Malaʾikah's poem "Revolt Against the Sun".





SQCC Hosts Non-Native Arabic Debate Competition

Saturday, November 9, 2019
On 9 November, SQCC hosted the Non-Native Arabic Debate Competition in front of a live audience with SQCC students, family, and friends.





SQCC Hosts Film Night - Sons of Sinbad

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
On Tuesday, 5 November, SQCC students, local families, and friends came to SQCC for Film Night at SQCC to watch, 'Sons of Sinbad - A History of Oman.'





SQCC Hosts “The Art of Arabic Calligraphy”

Thursday, October 24, 2019
On 24 October SQCC hosted a public discussion between calligraphers Nuria Garcia Masip and “Khalid” Pablo Casado.





SQCC's 2019 Annual Conference – University of Houston – Clear Lake

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center held its 10th annual conference at the University of Houston – Clear Lake on 23 October 2019.





SQCC Hosted Majmar Painting Workshop at UHCL Arts School

Monday, October 21, 2019
On Monday 21 October, SQCC visited University of Houston-Clear Lake's Art School in Clear Lake, Texas.





SQCC Hosted Students From Lorien Woods School

Friday, October 11, 2019
On Friday 11 October, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted students from Lorien Woods Elementary School in Virginia.





Accueil Washington Visits SQCC

Friday, October 4, 2019
On 4 October, Washington Accueil, a DC-based association of native French-speakers and Francophiles, visited SQCC to learn more about the history and culture of the Sultanate of Oman.





Public Lecture with Dr. Elizabeth Perry - Ecotourism in Oman

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
On 2 October, Dr. Elizabeth Perry, Ph.D., Clemson University, delivered a lecture at SQCC highlighting key findings from her research on ecotourism in Oman.






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