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.

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.
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 Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf research initiative working group on February 8, 2015, in Doha. Participants gathered for the second time to discuss...
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...
CIRS Presents Suzi Mirgani Film Screening
Thu Jan 15, 2015
On January 15, 2015, Suzi Mirgani , Manager and Editor for CIRS Publications, delivered a Focused Discussion and film screening of her short film " Hind's Dream ." The screening was followed by a...
Abdullah Al-Arian
Tue Jan 13, 2015
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, CIRS hosted a book launch and reading by Abdullah Al-Arian , Assistant Professor of History at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Answering...
Re-Emerging West Asia Working Group I
Sat Jan 10, 2015 to Sun Jan 11, 2015
CIRS held the first Working Group under its research initiative on “ Re-Emerging West Asia ” on January 10-11, 2015. Included in the meeting were academics representing the South Caucasus states of...
Neha Vora
Mon Dec 1, 2014
On December 1, 2014, Neha Vora, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Lafayette College, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue on the topic “Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora.” Much of the...
Youth in the Middle East
Thu Nov 20, 2014 to Fri Nov 21, 2014
In partnership with the youth-oriented social initiative organization, Silatech , CIRS launched the “ Youth in the Middle East ” research initiative with a two day working group meeting on November...

Working Group Meetings

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