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

Transitions in Qatar’s Architectural Identity
September 26 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Monthly Dialogue Series Transitions in Qatar’s Architectural Identity by Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah Monday September 26th, 2016 6:00 p.m. CIRS Conference Room Georgetown University Building, Education...
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...
The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography and the Road Ahead
April 05 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture...
Geopolitics of Natural Resources in the Middle East Working Group Meeting II
April 03 2016 - April 04 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
In April 2016, CIRS held a second working group under its research initiative on “Geopolitics of Natural Resources in the Middle East.” On the course of two days, working group participants presented...
Uday Chandra Faculty Research Workshop
March 28 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On March 28, 2016, CIRS hosted a Faculty Research Workshop on Uday Chandra’s book manuscript Negotiating Leviathan: State and Tribe in Modern India . The manuscript explores how and why certain...
Shantayanan Devarajan on "How the Arab World Can Benefit from Low Oil Prices"
March 24 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Shantayanan Devarajan , Chief Economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “How the Arab World Can Benefit from Low Oil Prices” on March...
Is Black Money Really Black?  The International and National Fight Against Money Laundering
March 23 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Reem Al-Ansari, a professor at Qatar University’s College of Law and the 2015-2016 CIRS Qatar University Fellow at Georgetown University in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue on March 23, 2016...
Pluralism and Community in the Middle East Working Group Meeting I
March 06 2016 - March 07 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group on “Pluralism and Community in the Middle East” in March 2016. Over the course of two days, a number of distinguished...
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Working Group Meetings

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