An Evening with the Ambassador HE Ma Hamdan Al Tai
The Omani Cultural Center
Join us at the Omani Cultural Center for a Q&A with the Ambassador and a reception featuring Omani cuisine.
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.
Business attire is required. The name and occupations of all guests are also required.
This event is run by the Harvard Club of Washington, DC
Program of Events:
6:00 pm Registration (Out of respect for the Embassy staff, please do not enter before 5:50 pm)
6:20 pm Presentation by the Ambassador of The Sultanate of Oman, followed by Q&A
7:00 pm Reception featuring Omani cuisine
Vaccination/Safety Requirements: All registrants are required to be vaccinated. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination on site. If you have recently tested positive or have symptoms, please do not attend this event. If you are ill, please notify us prior to the start of the event, and we will be happy to refund your ticket fees. The Club encourages attendees to wear masks indoors when not eating or drinking, especially when social distance cannot be maintained.
We are indebted to Ziyana Al-Rawahi of the Embassy of Oman for her assistance in arranging this event
His Excellency Ambassador Moosa Hamdan Moosa Al Tai is the current Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States in Washington D.C., appointed in December 2020 and beginning his assignment in January 2021. Ambassador Al Tai served most recently as Chief of the West Asia Department at the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and previously as Strategic Director of the National Defense College in Muscat (2016-2019), and Chief of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-2016).
From 2009-2013, Ambassador Al Tai was Ambassador to Morocco, concurrently serving as Non-Resident Ambassador to Mauritania, Mali, and the Central African Republic, and was the recipient of a Medal of Honor granted by the King of Morocco in 2013. From 2001 to 2009, Ambassador Al Tai served as the Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and received the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Medal granted by the President of the Republic of Korea. Educated in the U.S. (B.A., PLU, Tacoma) and Oman (M.A., Sultan Qaboos University), Ambassador Al Tai was a delegate to the Oman Mission to the United Nations in New York (1993-1998) and a Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989-1993).