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

Mon Oct 8, 2012 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sir Tim Lankester, Chairman of the Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical ‎Medicine and Advisor on South East Asia to the consulting firm Oxford Analytica, delivered a ‎CIRS Focused...
Mon Mar 26, 2012 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
David Dyment , senior research associate at the Center on North American Politics and Society at Carleton University in Ottawa, gave a CIRS Focused Discussion on March 26, 2012, titled “A New...
Sun Feb 26, 2012 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Shahla Haeri, a cultural anthropologist and a 2011-2012 CIRS Visiting Scholar, gave a Focused Discussion titled, “From Bilqis to Benazir: Women and Political Leadership in Muslim Societies” on...
Sun Feb 26, 2012 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On February 26, 2012, CIRS hosted a Focused Discussion with Ambassador James Larocco Distinguished Professor and Director of the Near East South Asia Center at the National Defense University in...
Wed Nov 2, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Gwen Mikell, Professor of Anthropology and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, gave a CIRS Focused Discussion on the subject of “The Kofi Annan Legacy for Africa” on November 2, 2011. She noted...
Wed Sep 14, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
CIRS hosted a Focused Discussion by Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Vice President for International Relations at Iran’s Islamic Azad University, on September 14, 2011. Zarif spoke to a small gathering of...
Tue Sep 13, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
CIRS began its 2011-2012 lecture series with a Focused Discussion on “Libya and the International Community: The Way Forward” given by the Director of Brookings Doha Center, Salman Shaikh, on...
Thu Apr 28, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On April 28, 2011, CIRS hosted Teodor Baconschi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, who gave European insights into the recent and ongoing Arab uprisings taking place in the Middle East...
Tue Apr 19, 2011 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Imam Yahya Hendi delivered a two-part CIRS Focused Discussion series taking the audience on “A Journey with Islam in the 21st Century.” The lectures were co-sponsored and hosted by the Museum of...
Mon Apr 18, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Imam Yahya Hendi delivered a two-part CIRS Focused Discussionseries taking the audience on “A Journey with Islam in the 21st Century.” The lectures were co-sponsored and hosted by the Museum of...