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

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...
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...