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.

Members of the "Re-Emerging West Asia" working group
June 14 - June 15 09:00 AM - 17:00 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 09:00 AM - 17:00 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 18:00 PM - 20:00 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 - May 14 09:00 AM - 17:00 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 - April 26 18:00 PM - 18:00 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 - April 12 09:00 AM - 17:00 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 12:30 PM - 13:30 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 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
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
March 14 - March 15 09:00 AM - 17:00 PM
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
March 10 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM
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...
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Working Group Meetings

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