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 Nov 19, 2008 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar hosted a luncheon talk for the visiting Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih...
Wed Oct 22, 2008 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In honor of the memory of Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish, CIRS hosted a literary evening to recall his life and his legacy. His Excellency, the Palestinian Ambassador to Qatar, Munir Ghannam, and...
Sun Oct 19, 2008 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
CIRS hosted a luncheon discussion on October 19, 2008, featuring Cynthia Schneider, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, nonresident Fellow at the Brookings...
Sun Apr 13, 2008 - Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
As part of its ongoing outreach efforts, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted B.Z. Goldberg and Justine Shapiro, creators of the multiple award-winning documentary film...
Tue Mar 4, 2008 12:00 AM - 01:00 PM
On March 4, 2008, Ed Husain visited SFS-Q to meet with Georgetown University students and to engage with them in an informal group discussion. Husain was in Qatar as a guest on the Doha Debates show...
Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:00 AM - 01:00 PM
On November 8, 2007, CIRS hosted a lecture by Stephen Day, British career diplomat and former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Tunisia and Qatar. Day delivered a lecture on "The Evolution of...
Fri Oct 5, 2007 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On October 5th 2007, CIRS hosted a luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha in which Dr. Gary Wasserman discussed the 2008 presidential elections in the United States. Wasserman, who is professor...
Sun Mar 4, 2007 - Thu Mar 8, 2007 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
From 16 February to 8 March 2007, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) in Doha sponsored a series of programs on the American arts, entitled the American Arts Festival. The Center...
Sun Feb 25, 2007 - Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
From 16 February to 8 March 2007, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) in Doha sponsored a series of programs on the American arts, entitled the American Arts Festival. The Center...
Mon Feb 19, 2007 - Thu Feb 22, 2007 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
From 16 February to 8 March 2007, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) in Doha sponsored a series of programs on the American arts, entitled the American Arts Festival. The Center...