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 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...
Sun Apr 10, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On April 10, 2011, CIRS and the African Student Club at Georgetown University in Qatar hosted a Focused Discussion with Aly Verjee, Senior Researcher at the Rift Valley Institute and a specialist on...
Tue Mar 22, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Khaled Almaeena, Editor-in-Chief of Arab News, was invited to give a CIRS Focused Discussion on the topic of “New Geo-Political Realities of the Gulf” on March 22, 2011. Almaeena explained the...
Wed Feb 23, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In collaboration with Georgetown University in Qatar’s Student Affairs department, CIRS organized a lecture on February 23, 2011, by His Holiness Aram I, Head of the Armenian Church in Lebanon on the...
Thu Feb 10, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Ibrahim Oweiss, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Georgetown University, delivered a lunch time lecture on February 10, 2011 on the subject of “The Euro’s Future in the Balance.” Oweiss was one of...
Tue Feb 8, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar held an open discussion on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, to discuss the recent political upheavals in Tunisia and Egypt and their implications on...
Tue Jan 25, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Carl Ford was Assistant Secretary of State and head of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research under President George W. Bush. He gave a lecture at Georgetown’s Qatar campus...
Tue Jan 11, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Matthew Gray , Senior Lecturer at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University in Canberra , lectured on “Explaining Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World” on January 11,...
Sun Nov 14, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Carol Lancaster, Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Professor of Politics at Georgetown University, lectured to a group of Georgetown faculty and Qatar-based diplomats on...