Focused Discussions

Through its Focused Discussions, CIRS provides an intellectual forum for academics, diplomats, and opinion-leaders to engage with both students and the public on a particular topic of interest.

Past Events

Tue Feb 2, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
H.E. Emine Çolak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Cyprus, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on February 2, 2016, titled “The Negotiating Process and Recent Developments in Cyprus.” The talk...
Wed Nov 18, 2015 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
CIRS hosted a Focused Discussion and farewell gathering for Robert Wirsing , Professor of Government at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS...
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Bart Hilhorst, a water resources specialist and former Chief Technical Advisor for the FAO project on the Nile basin, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “The Future of Nile Cooperation” on March...
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Amira El-Zein, Associate Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and the 2014-2015 CIRS SFS-Q Faculty Fellow, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “Victimization...
Mon Jan 19, 2015 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
On January 19, 2015, CIRS , held a book launch and signing for the recently released volume on Food Security in the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2014) edited by Zahra Babar , Associate...
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
On January 15, 2015, Suzi Mirgani , Manager and Editor for CIRS Publications, delivered a Focused Discussion and film screening of her short film " Hind's Dream ." The screening was followed by a...
Tue Jan 13, 2015 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, CIRS hosted a book launch and reading by Abdullah Al-Arian , Assistant Professor of History at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Answering...
Mon Oct 27, 2014 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Ole Wæver, Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, and Director of the Center for Resolution of International Conflicts, delivered a...
Sun Apr 27, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Gary Wasserman, professor of Government at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussionlecture titled, “Why Are We Here (in Doha)?” on April 27,...
Tue Apr 15, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Mohamed Zayani, Associate Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion lecture on “Networked Arab Publics and Contention in the...