The Center for International and Regional Studies sponsors public lectures by leading experts in international affairs as well as research-focused Working Group meetings, among other scholarly events.

Past Events

Jeannie Sowers
September 29 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CIRS invited Jeannie Sowers, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, to deliver the inaugural Monthly Dialogue of the 2015-2016 academic year on September 29,...
Art and Cultural Production in the GCC Working Group I
August 30 2015 - August 31 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held the first Working Group under its research initiative on “Art and Cultural Production in the GCC” on August 30-31, 2015. Included in the meeting were academics, art historians, museum...
Members of the "Re-Emerging West Asia" working group
June 14 2015 - June 15 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On June 14-15, 2015, CIRS held a second working group meeting under the “Re-emerging West Asia” project. This project’s geographic focus includes the countries of the Persian Gulf, the Levant, and...
Harry Verhoeven Faculty Workshop
June 08 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held a Faculty Research Workshop on June 8, 2015, for Harry Verhoeven, Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, to discuss his forthcoming book Why...
Noor Al Malki Al Jehani
May 25 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Noor Al Malki Al Jehani, Executive Director of the Doha International Family Institute, delivered the final CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the 2014-2015 academic year with a lecture on “Strengthening the...
The Changing Security Dynamics working Group I May13-14, 2015
May 13 2015 - May 14 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held its second Working Group on the “The Changing Security Dynamics of the Gulf” research initiative on May 13-14, 2015. Academics gathered for the second time to discuss their research...
China and the Middle East: Working Group Meeting I
April 25 2015 - April 26 2015 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The first working group meeting of CIRS’ research initiative on “ China and the Middle East ” was held on April 25-26, 2015. A diverse, multi-disciplinary collective of scholars from China, the...
The Digital Middle East, Working Group II
April 11 2015 - April 12 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held its second working group on “ The Digital Middle East ” research initiative working group on April 11th and 12th, 2015, in Doha. Participants gathered to discuss their research papers and...
Bart Hilhorst
March 25 2015 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Bart Hilhorst, a water resources specialist and former Chief Technical Advisor for the FAO project on the Nile basin, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “The Future of Nile Cooperation” on March...
Laurie Brand
March 23 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Laurie A. Brand is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California.

Working Group Meetings

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