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

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a Qatar-based novelist and community course instructor at VCUarts Qatar who writes on topics related to gender, race, and pedagogy. On February 13, 2019, she presented a...
Thu Feb 7, 2019 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
CIRS hosted its second CURA workshop for GU-Q students on the topic “Introduction to Research Methods” The workshop, held on February 7, 2019, presented a conceptual definition of research methods,...
Wed Feb 6, 2019 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Politics at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, was invited by CIRS to discuss the current uprisings...
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
CIRS invited Richard L. Russell, professor at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, to deliver a talk titled “Taking Measure of American Foreign Policy” on January 27, 2019, in which he...
Sun Jan 20, 2019 - Mon Jan 21, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In January 2019, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the first working group under its research initiative on “Russia and the Middle East”. Over the course of two days,...
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On January 16, 2019, CIRS invited Middle East analyst Massaab Al-Aloosy to discuss his research on “Fundamentalist Metamorphosis: Hezbollah’s Ideological Evolution from Idealism to Pragmatism.”...
Sun Nov 11, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On November 11, 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) launched its recent book on Environmental Politics of the Middle East (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2018) , edited by...
Sun Oct 28, 2018 - Mon Oct 29, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
In October 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the second working group under its research initiative on “Informal Politics in the Middle East”. Over the course of two...
Thu Oct 25, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
In October 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a CURA Seminar under its CURA (CIRS Undergraduate Research Advancement) initiative. Each semester a CURA Discussion...
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, imposed a blockade, and immediately moved to close off access to Qatar, with an embargo on air, sea, and...