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 Jan 10, 2018 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On January 10, 2018, CIRS screened There Be Dragons , a short experimental film by Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor at CIRS. The film premiered at the Doha Film Institute’s Ajyal Youth Film Festival on...
Sun Dec 10, 2017 - Mon Dec 11, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In December 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the second working group under its research initiative on “Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle...
Wed Nov 29, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On November 29 th , 2017, CIRS convened a one-day roundtable meeting to bring together scholars of the region with extensive experience in carrying out social science research, to have an in-depth...
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
Mehran Kamrava and Gerd Nonneman, both Professors of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar and experts on Middle East politics, gave a talk entitled “Tensions in the Middle East: A Tentative...
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
The education achievement gap between ethnic minorities and majority populations is persistent and even widening in the United States and Europe, according to Mongoljin Batsaikhan, Assistant...
Wed Nov 8, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
In an October 13, 2017 speech, US President Donald Trump rejected the 2015 Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the arrangement made between Iran and the five permanent members of...
Sun Nov 5, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
A new book manuscript by Jeremy Koons , associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q), was featured recently in a CIRS Faculty Research Workshop...
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
The Arab world today is experiencing “its second great fragmentation and reconfiguration of the past century,” according to respected journalist and Middle East analyst Rami G. Khouri. Acknowledging...
Sun Oct 15, 2017 - Mon Oct 16, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In October 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under its research initiative on “ Water and Conflict in the Middle East ”. Over the course of two days...
Mon Oct 9, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On October 9, 2017, Waleed Zahoor, Publications Intern at Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), and a senior student at Georgetown University in Qatar, was invited to hold a rabab...