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

The U.S.–Saudi Arabia Relationship: ‘Special’ or Broken?
January 19 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Michael C. Hudson , the Seif Ghobash Professor of International Relations and Arab Studies, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, delivered the first CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the Spring 2016 semester...
Re-Envisioning the Arab State, Working Group I
January 17 2016 - January 18 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) convened the first Working Group under its new research initiative, “Re-Envisioning the Arab State,” on January 17-18, 2016. The working group...
CIRS Hosts "Iran-GCC Dialogue"
January 13 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar’s flagship research institution, recently hosted a roundtable on Iran-GCC Dialogue. The day-long meeting...
Robert Wirsing Focused Discussion and Farewell
November 18 2015 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
CIRS hosted a Focused Discussion and farewell gathering for Robert Wirsing , Professor of Government at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS...
The Gulf Family Working Group Meeting II
November 15 2015 - November 16 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On November 15 and 16, 2015, the Center of International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted the second working group meeting under its research initiative on “the Gulf Family” at Georgetown...
Afghanistan: War Without End?
November 09 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Anatol Lieven , Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue titled, “Afghanistan: War Without End?” on November 9, 2015. Lieven...
Youth in the Middle East Working Group Meeting II
November 08 2015 - November 09 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On November 8 and 9, 2015, the Center of International and Regional Studies (CIRS), in collaboration with Silatech, hosted the second working group meeting as part of their research project on “...
Managing the Saudi-Iranian Regional Rivalry
October 27 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ibrahim Fraihat , Senior Fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue...
China and the Middle East, Working Group Meeting II
October 04 2015 - October 05 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On October 4 and 5, 2015, CIRS held a second working group meeting under its research project on " China and the Middle East. " Contributors were assembled to receive critical feedback and commentary...
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,...
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Working Group Meetings

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