Welcome to the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies, a premier research institute devoted to the academic study of regional and international issues.
The Center for International and Regional Studies publishes various types of research throughout the academic year, including Occasional Papers, Annual Reports, Newsletters, Books, Summary Reports, and Briefs. Through its Occasional Papers and other publications, CIRS provides in-depth examination of ideas and issues of contemporary academic and political significance.
The Center for International and Regional Studies sponsors major studies of regional and international significance, including research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics of the Gulf. CIRS regularly identifies emerging socio-economic and political trends in the region, and develops research initiatives in areas which require further focused scholarship.