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 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...
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Omran Al-Kuwari, co-founder and CEO of GreenGulf , delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion lecture on “The Paradox of Renewable Energy in Qatar” on February 12, 2014. The talk was centered on the drivers...
Mon Sep 30, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Luciano Zaccara, Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University SFS-Qatar, delivered a ‎CIRS Focused Discussion on the topic, “Do Elections Matter? Reflections on the 2013 Iranian ‎...
Wed Jun 5, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The Women’s Studies Circle made up of members from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Qatar University, led a Focused Discussion supported by CIRS on June 5, 2013. The...