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

Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Omran Al-Kuwari, co-founder and CEO of GreenGulf , delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion lecture on “The Paradox of Renewable Energy in Qatar” on February 12, 2014. The talk was centered on the drivers...
Mon Jan 20, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
R. Seetharaman , Group Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank‎, delivered the first ‎CIRS ‎Monthly ‎Dialogue of 2014 with a lecture on “Sustainable Development for ‎Economies ‎and ‎Corporations”‎ ‎on...
Tue Jan 7, 2014 - Wed Jan 8, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 7-8, 2014, CIRS held its inaugural Social Currents in the Maghreb Working Group in Washington D.C. While much of the mainstream media and recent scholarship on the Maghreb has focused on...
Wed Dec 11, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Zahra Babar, Associate Director for Research at CIRS, delivered a CIRSMonthly Dialogue ‎lecture titled “Working for the Neighbors: Arab Migrants in Qatar” on December 11, 2013. Babar ‎proposed to...
Sun Dec 8, 2013 - Mon Dec 9, 2013 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
On December 8–9, 2013, CIRS held a working group to launch the State and Innovation in the Gulf Research Initiative. Regional and international scholars and experts from various multi-disciplinary...
Sun Nov 17, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In order to enhance local research productivity, and build upon its established collegial ‎relationships with other research entities in Qatar, CIRS hosted a "Research Roundtable" on November 17,...
Tue Nov 12, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Micha Kurz, a co-founder of “Grassroots Jerusalem,” delivered a CIRSMonthly Dialogue lecture ‎on “Mobilizing Communities in Occupied Jerusalem” on November 12, 2013. Kurz works to ‎support a...
Mon Oct 7, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Abdullah Al-Arian, Assistant Professor of History at the Georgetown University School of ‎Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture titled “From Revolution to ‎Coup: Egypt...
Sat Oct 5, 2013 - Sun Oct 6, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On October 5–6, 2013, CIRS held a two-day working group under the research initiative “ The Evolution of Gulf Global Cities .” Scholars from various multi-disciplinary backgrounds as well as urban...
Mon Sep 30, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Luciano Zaccara, Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University SFS-Qatar, delivered a ‎CIRS Focused Discussion on the topic, “Do Elections Matter? Reflections on the 2013 Iranian ‎...