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 10, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In March 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies held its first working group under its research initiative on “Informal Politics in the Middle East.” During the working group, a...
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 1998 to ensure that war crimes and crimes against humanity do not go unpunished. Although governments usually have capable systems to enforce...
Thu Feb 22, 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In February, 2018, CIRS convened a one-day roundtable meeting to bring together scholars, scientists, experts, and business practitioners with extensive experience on science and scientific...
Sun Jan 21, 2018 - Mon Jan 22, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In January 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) convened a working group on “Nation Building in Central Asia.” The working group took place under the larger CIRS research...
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...