omani-ambMeet Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al-Mughairy, the Ambassador of Oman

The evening will conclude with a reception featuring Middle Eastern food. 

We are indebted to Ambassador Frances Cook, a club member and former US Ambassador to Oman and  to Ms. Kathleen Ridolfo, Director of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center for their distinguished help in arranging this event.



6:30 - 6:45 pm   Registration; Out of respect for the staff of the cultural center, please do not arrive before 6:15 PM

6:45 - 7:05 pm   Talk by HE Hunaina Sultan Ahmed

7:05 - 7:30 pm   Q&A and "Engagement" between the Ambassador and Harvard Club members

7:30 - 8:30 pm    Reception with Middle Eastern food and nonalcoholic beverages.


This event is limited to Harvard Club members and their guests: $45/person 

Parking garages in the vicinity: 1847 L NW St, Washington · (202) 667-3030 This garage is open until 9:00 PM 

There is also a 24 hour garage (PMI) on DeSales, which is a five minute walk to SQCC. Check Google Maps and you may find other options. Some garages close early. There should also be street parking on both L and 16th at that hour. 

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Business attire is required.
Please do not telephone the Embassy of Oman or the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center regarding this event. For additional information, please call 202-337-1300 and speak to Caren Pauley, Executive Director of the Harvard Club.

Biography of Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed

Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al-Mughairy became ambassador of Oman to the United States on December 2, 2005.

Al-Mughairy obtained a B.A in Business Communications from the High Politechnical Institute, Cairo and a Master’s degree in Economics from the New York University, New York.

From 1973 to 1974 she was the assistant to the Economic Advisor to the Sultan of Oman. From 1979 to 1984 she served as the director of industrial loans and grants in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry From 1984 to 1985 she worked in the permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations in Geneva, and from 1985 to 1991 she was Director of Industrial Planning and Research, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and a member of the Planning Committee for Major Gas projects in the Sultanate of Oman.

In 1991 Al-Mughairy was appointed as an advisor to the Under-Secretary for Industry at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She held this position until 1996. From 1996 to 1998 she was the director general of investment promotion at the Omani Center for Investment Promotion and Export Development. From 1999 to 2005 she served as the representative of the Omani Center for Investment Promotion & Export Development in New York City.

Al-Mughairy’s husband, Fuad Mubarak al-Hinai, has been Oman’s ambassador to the United Nations since August 1998. The couple has two children.

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC)

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.

The Center is named for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, and was established in 2005. H.E. Hunaina S. Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States, serves as Chair of the SQCC Board of Oversight. Ms. Kathleen Ridolfo serves as Executive Director and heads the office in Washington, DC, and Dr. Iman Al Busaidi serves as the Deputy Director in Muscat, Oman. SQCC is funded by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman.

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Wednesday, 02/28/18 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm | iCal


Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
1100 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

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