Dialogue Series

CIRS's Dialogue Series is designed to present interested community members with a forum for quiet, thoughtful dialogue with scholars about their latest academic endeavors and their research agendas. CIRS invites a leading scholar to discuss his or her latest work and research interests with community members. 

Past Events

Tue Oct 6, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ breaks new ground—the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, the first in a Muslim majority society, and the first to be held in November. David Goldblatt, a...
Mon Jan 27, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
On January 27, 2020, Mohammed Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, Dean of the College of Law at Qatar University, presented a talk at CIRS, Qatari Cases before International Dispute Settlement Fora , concerning...
Wed Nov 27, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On November 27, 2019, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) invited H.E. Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, State Minister of Qatar with rank of Deputy Prime-Minister and...
Mon Oct 28, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies launched Sport, Politics, and Society in the Middle East at a CIRS Dialogue Series event on October 28, 2019. The edited volume examines the role...
Wed Sep 18, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Karine Walther is Associate Professor of History at GU-Q, and a 2019–2020 CIRS Faculty Fellow. During her fellowship at CIRS, Walther is completing research on American missions in Saudi Arabia at...
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...
Wed Sep 12, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Amidst international disputes and conflicts, the Gulf region stands out as a political hot zone. Seeking to find out why the region is so chronically unstable, Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director...
Wed Apr 11, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies invited, Islam Hassan , CIRS Research Analyst, to present his study, co-conducted with Nael Shama, at a Dialogue event on April 11, 2018. Hassan...
Wed Mar 21, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
“There is always a sense of timeliness about the politics of the Middle East,” and a pressing sense of the issues, according to Beverley Milton-Edwards , a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha...
Tue Apr 18, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Abdullah Al-Arian asked his audience to reflect back six years, to the hopefulness that emerged in spring 2011, when decades-old authoritarian regimes were on the brink of collapse. Leaders of...