Qatar: From Striking Peace Deals to Sustaining Moral Vision
Dennis Galvan is the director for the Center of International Studies at UO
Waleed Madibo is a senior expert of Institutional development at MDPS
Qatar Institute of Peace (QIP)
Qatar has for long depended on the courage and charisma of its leadership to strike peace deals or directly influence change.
Now that the country has undergone succession, an institutional memory must be established through the formulation of specific policy initiatives.
Hundreds of meetings and in-depth interviews held in Doha must be indexed and properly scrutinized, lest their value evaporate in the corridors of 7stars hotels.
An institute of peace will carry the legacy of Sk. Hamad, as well allow room for embeddedness of efforts.
QIP can gain authenticity through its contrast of methodologies with those of renowned peace institutes such as Heidelberg, USIP, DFID, Center of International Studies at the University of Oregon, etc.