The Center for International and Regional Studies sponsors public lectures by leading experts in international affairs as well as research-focused Working Group meetings, among other scholarly events.

Past Events

Sun Nov 11, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On November 11, 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) launched its recent book on Environmental Politics of the Middle East (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2018) , edited by...
Sun Oct 28, 2018 - Mon Oct 29, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
In October 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the second working group under its research initiative on “Informal Politics in the Middle East”. Over the course of two...
Thu Oct 25, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
In October 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a CURA Seminar under its CURA (CIRS Undergraduate Research Advancement) initiative. Each semester, CURA Fellows come...
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, imposed a blockade, and immediately moved to close off access to Qatar, with an embargo on air, sea, and...
Thu Oct 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
On October 4, 2018, CIRS hosted its first CURA workshop for students. “Designing a Research Question” was intended to outline the research process and offer strategies for developing a research...
Sun Sep 16, 2018 - Mon Sep 17, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In September 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted the first working group under its research initiative on “Science and Scientific Production in the Middle East”...
Wed Sep 12, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Amidst international disputes and conflicts, the Gulf region stands out as a political hot zone. Seeking to find out why the region is so chronically unstable, Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director...
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
On September 10, 2018, CIRS formally launched the CIRS Undergraduate Research Advancement program (CURA) by hosting a reception that was attended by GU-Q students, staff, and faculty members. CURA...
Sun Aug 12, 2018 - Mon Aug 13, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In August 2018, the Center for International and Regional studies (CIRS) held the second working group under its research initiative on “Nation-Building in Central Asia”. Over the course of two days...
Sun May 6, 2018 - Mon May 7, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In May 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a working group on “Citizenship, Class, and Inequality in the Middle East.” During the course of two days, scholars were...