|Celebrating A Killing|
|MAN is shot in the head, and
joyous celebrations break
out 7,000 miles A away.
Although Americans are in
full agreement that the
demise of Osama bin Laden is a good
thing, many are disturbed by the revelry.
We should seek justice, not
vengeance, they urge. Doesn´t this lower
us to "their" level? Didn´t the Rev Dr
Martin Luther King Jr say, "I will
mourn the loss of thousands of precious
lives, but I will not rejoice in the death
of one, not even an enemy"? (No, he did
not, but the Twitter users who popularised
that misattributed quotation last
week found it inspiring nonetheless.)
Why are so many Americans...|
|THE FORCE OF
|WATCHING the talk
shows, thinking about
the tumultuous last
reflecting on the death
of Osama bin Laden, I feel grateful
for many things but not least this:
the invisibility of the heroes.
For once it is the deed itself that
speaks. The deed, so often lost in
this age of celebrities and reality
shows and Donald Trump´s monumental
ego, stands unadorned. In
its daring, its professionalism and
its effectiveness, the deed is there,
making words look cheap.
The deed was that of the 79 US
commandos, who have met with
President Obama, and who are
known to one another, but are
unknown to us. For secrecy is their
Dispatched from Jalalabad,
QSLP sponsors young scientists for research work
QATAR Science Leadership Programme (QSLP) has sponsored a number of young researchers recently to pursue their higher studies in different universities around the world.
The QSLP is a unique, comprehensive capacitybuilding initiative designed for fresh, talented Qatari graduates who wish to be instrumental in shaping the country’s scientific infrastructure.
Tareq al Ansari, a young Qatari, has made use of the opportunity and decided to pursue his Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development at University of Cambridge, the UK, to foster a culture of sustainability in Qatar.
Talking to Qatar Tribune, al Ansari gave the details of his future plans and the QSLP programme.
He said that the QSLP is more than just a programme.
“It represents a new ideology based on science, thus allowing for concepts which will guide the country through the decades to come.
The leadership of QSLP has demonstrated their seriousness towards enhancing the growth of science in Qatar,” he said.
He also said that by enthusiastically supporting the students, in every possible manner, the programme has enabled the students to study the topic of their choice based on individual skills and interests.
Regarding choice of subject during higher studies, he said that he was passionate about sustainability.
He said, “It is a widely used but not widely understood concept.
I intend to develop the skills and techniques which I can apply to a variety of sectors that form the country’s economy and lifestyle, in order to make them more efficient.” The QSLP, a career development programme, provides trainees with the opportunity to specialise in their desired fields through a sponsored postgraduate programme – such as Masters, PhD or equivalent doctoral research degree – at world class institutions, including Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Imperial College, Oxford University and Cambridge University.
Trainees can also choose to pursue management research initiatives in the country at one of Qatar Foundation’s centres.