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

Did Democracy Lose this Round? And Why?
November 28 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Monthly Dialogue Series by ​Azmi Bishara "Did Democracy Lose this Round? And Why?" Monday November 28, 2016 6:00 p.m. CIRS Conference Room Georgetown University Building Education City The lecture...
Donald Trump and the Crisis of the U.S. Political System
November 23 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies cordially invites you to a CIRS Lunch Talk featuring ​ Anatol Lieven Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 12:30-1:30 p.m. CIRS Conference Room Lunch will be...
The “Resource Curse” in the Gulf Working Group I
October 09 2016 - October 20 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On October 9 and 10, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under a research initiative on “The ‘Resource Curse’ in the Gulf.” During the course of two...
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
October 18 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On October 18, 2016, CIRS hosted a Panel discussion on “The 2016 US Presidential Elections,” featuring Joshua Mitchell and Clyde Wilcox, professors in the Government Department at Georgetown...
Transitions in Qatar’s Architectural Identity
September 26 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, renowned Qatari Architect and Group CEO & Chief Architect of the Arab Engineering Bureau, was invited to deliver the inaugural CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the 2016-2017...
Strategic Forum on Gulf Security
September 25 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On September 25, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar in collaboration with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) at...
Pluralism and Community in the Middle East Working Group II
September 18 2016 - September 19 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
In September 2016, CIRS held a second working group under its research initiative on “Pluralism and Community in the Middle East.” Over the course of two days, working group participants presented...
Leading the Faithful: The Role of Religious Authorities in the Middle East Working Group I
August 22 2016 - August 23 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On August 22 and 23, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the first working group meeting under its research initiative on the topic of “Leading the Faithful: The Role...
Highly-Skilled Migration to the Gulf in Comparative Perspective Working Group I
June 01 2016 - June 02 2016 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a working group on June 1 and 2, 2016 on “Highly-Skilled Migrants: The Gulf and Global Perspectives.” This working group is an outcome...
CIRS Hosts Reception for Dean Nonneman
April 18 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CIRS hosted a reception for Gerd Nonneman, dean of Georgetown University in Qatar, on April 18, 2016. The reception was attended by Georgetown University in Qatar faculty, students, and staff, as...
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Working Group Meetings

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