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

April 18 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Monthly Dialogue Series Brothers Behind Borders: Islamism and Nationalism in the Middle East Featuring Abdullah Al-Arian Tuesday April 18th, 2017 6:00 p.m. CIRS Conference Room Georgetown University...
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April 05 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
On September 21, 2013, four members of the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabaab attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack turned into a 4-day siege, as Kenyan police and...
The “Resource Curse” in the Gulf WGII
April 02 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On April 2, 2017, CIRS held the second working group under its research initiative on “The ‘Resource Curse’ in the Gulf”. During the working group, the participants presented their original...
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March 19 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
While human rights issues faced by low-wage migrant workers in the Gulf region have been widely reported on, the related issue of “recruitment fees” paid by these workers in their countries of origin...
Sports, Society, and the State in the Middle East
March 12 2017 - March 13 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On March 12-13, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under its research initiative on “Sports, Society, and the State in the Middle East.” During the...
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...
Leading the Faithful: The Role of Religious Authorities in the Middle East Working Group II
February 12 2017 - February 13 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On February 12-13, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held its second working group under the research initiative on “Leading the Faithful: The Role of Religious...
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)...
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Working Group Meetings

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