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

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
On September 16–17, 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...
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
On August 12–13, 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...
Sun May 6, 2018 - Mon May 7, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On May 6-7, 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...
Thu Apr 26, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies collaborated with Qatar-based partners to study the health of migrant workers in Qatar with a roundtable meeting on April 26, 2018. The project...
Sun Apr 15, 2018 - Mon Apr 16, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On April 15–16, 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted the second working group meeting of its research initiative on “Water and Conflict in the Middle East.” Over the...
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On April 12, 2018, CIRS convened its first CURA Discussion Seminar under the center’s new initiative: CIRS Undergraduate Research Advancement. The seminar was introduced to support the research needs...
Wed Apr 11, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies invited, Islam Hassan , CIRS Research Analyst, to present his study, co-conducted with Nael Shama, at a Dialogue event on April 11, 2018. Hassan...