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

Sat Mar 16, 2013 - Sun Mar 17, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On March 16–17, 2013, CIRS held a second working group to conclude its research initiative on “Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran.” Experts and scholars from various multidisciplinary backgrounds...
Tue Mar 12, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On March 12, 2013, CIRS organized a panel discussion on the topic of “War by Other Means? Iran under Sanctions,” featuring Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS; Mansoor Moaddel, CIRS ‎Visiting Scholar;...
Sun Mar 10, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
CIRS hosted a Focused Discussion featuring the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija . The event included an in-depth discussion of...
Tue Feb 19, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Maha Al-Hendawi , the inaugural CIRS Qatar University Fellow for 2012-2013 and Assistant ‎Professor of Special Education in the College of Education at Qatar ‎University, delivered a ‎CIRSFocused...
Wed Feb 13, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
H.E. Munir Ghannam, Ambassador of Palestine in Qatar, delivered a Focused Discussion lecture ‎on February 13, 2013, on the topic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Ambassador introduced ‎the...
Tue Feb 5, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Richard Schofield , an expert on the study of historical territorial disputes, delivered a CIRS ‎Monthly Dialogue lecture on “Territorializing when Decolonizing: Britain Tries to Square its ‎Circles...
Tue Jan 22, 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Former Foreign Minister of Thailand and career diplomat Kasit Piromya was the featured speaker ‎for a CIRS Monthly Dialoguelecture on January 22, 2013. His Excellency Piromya’s talk, titled ‎‎“...
Sat Jan 5, 2013 - Sun Jan 6, 2013 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
On January 5–6, 2013, CIRS held a working group meeting under the research initiative “ Politics and the Media in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East .” Given the profound socio-political transitions...
Sat Dec 8, 2012 - Sun Dec 9, 2012 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
On December 8–9, 2012, CIRS convened its first Working Group meeting under the research initiative “Weak States in the Greater Middle East.” Participants employed a multi-disciplinary approach to...
Tue Dec 4, 2012 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al-Thani delivered a Monthly Dialogue lecture on the subject of ‎‎“Women in Qatar: Quotas, Qualifications, and Qatarization” on December 4, 2012. Sheikha Al ‎Thani is the...