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.

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Monthly Dialogue Series “Strengthening the Family in Qatar: Challenges and Required Actions”...Read more
Wed May 13, 2015 to Thu May 14, 2015
CIRS held its second Working Group on the “The Changing Security Dynamics of the Middle East” 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
Sat Apr 25, 2015 to Sun Apr 26, 2015
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
Sat Apr 11, 2015 to Sun Apr 12, 2015
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
Wed Mar 25, 2015
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
Mon Mar 23, 2015
Laurie A. Brand is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California.
The Gulf Family Working Group I
Sat Mar 14, 2015 to Sun Mar 15, 2015
As part of its Research and Scholarship initiatives, CIRS organizes several ongoing Working Groups that convene in Doha to examine a variety of international issues. The primary purpose of CIRS...
Amira El-Zein
Tue Mar 10, 2015
Amira El-Zein, Associate Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and the 2014-2015 CIRS SFS-Q Faculty Fellow, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “Victimization...
Jeremy Koons
Sun Mar 8, 2015
The research of Jeremy Koons, associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q), was featured recently in a CIRS Faculty Research Workshop about his...
Healthcare Research Initiative
Sun Feb 8, 2015
CIRS held its second working group on the Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf research initiative on February 8, 2015, in Doha. Participants gathered for the second time to discuss their...
Zahra Babar and Suzi Mirgani
Mon Jan 19, 2015
On January 19, 2015, CIRS , held a book launch and signing for the recently released volume on Food Security in the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2014) edited by Zahra Babar , Associate...
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Working Group Meetings

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