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

Leading the Faithful: The Role of Religious Authorities in the Middle East
March 12 2017 - March 13 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In February 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held its second working group under the research initiative on “Leading the Faithful: The Rule of Religious Authorities in...
Higher Education Policies and the Emerging Over-education Crisis in the Middle East
February 19 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Student enrollment in higher education institutions has rapidly increased in most Middle Eastern countries in recent years. Governments have shown a strong commitment to higher education, and there...
The Regional Humanitarian Crisis
February 07 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Reach Out To Asia is a Qatar-based non-profit organization that works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia and the Middle East have continuous access to relevant and high-quality...
Highly Skilled Migrants: The Gulf and Global Perspectives Working Group II
January 29 2017 - January 30 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In January 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a working group on “Highly Skilled Migrants: The Gulf and Global Perspectives.” This working group took place under a...
CIRS Screens Suzi Mirgani's Short Film Caravan
January 19 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Award-winning filmmaker Suzi Mirgani recently hosted a screening of her latest work, titled Caravan, to an audience of students, staff, faculty, and guests at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)...
Middle Power Politics in the Middle East Working Group I
January 15 2017 - January 16 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
In January 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under its research initiative on “Middle Power Politics in the Middle East.” During the course of two...
Climate Vulnerability in South Asia's Coastal Cities
January 10 2017 - January 11 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Urbanists, governance experts, and climate change specialists gathered in Doha for a two-day workshop co-hosted by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at...
Mishal Husain on "News and Views in a Post-Truth World"
November 30 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Mishal Husain, one of the BBC’s best-known presenters, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “News and Views in a Post-Truth World” on November 30, 2016. Her talk gave insights into how journalists...
Did Democracy Lose this Round? And Why?
November 28 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Azmi Bishara, General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture on the topic “Did Democracy Lose this round? And Why?” on November 28,...
Trump’s Election and the Need for a Mass Movement for Constitutional Reform
November 23 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
In his November 23, 2016 talk, “Trump’s Election and the Need for a Mass Movement for Constitutional Reform,” Anatol Lieven , Professor of International Politics at Georgetown University in Qatar,...
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Working Group Meetings

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