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 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'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.





Afternoon Arts & Crafts at SQCC - Omani Doors

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
On 1 October, SQCC held an afternoon arts and crafts event at SQCC on Omani doors.





Omani Minister and U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, September 26, 2019
On 26 September, SQCC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted a networking reception featuring special keynote speaker, His Excellency Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Sultanate of Oman.





Public Lecture with Dr. Jeremy Prestholdt

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
On 24 September, Dr. Jeremy Prestholdt, University of California, San Diego, delivered a lecture at SQCC on the extraordinary voyage of the Sultana.





Professional Development Business Arabic Immersion Workshop

Friday, September 20, 2019
On 20 September, GW-CIBER and SQCC co-hosted the Professional Development Business Arabic Immersion Workshop for Arabic language instructors.






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