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 Mar 14, 2019 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
On March 14, 2019, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held its second CURA Seminar for the 2018-2019 academic year. Coinciding with the second working group meeting on “Science...
Wed Mar 13, 2019 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
As part of the partnership between CIRS, and Qatar-based institutions to investigate the current state of healthcare provision to single male labors (SML), a second working group for this project was...
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
Phoebe Musandu, professor of History at GU-Q and a scholar of African history, was invited to discuss her research on Kenyan newspapers in the colonial and post-colonial periods during a CIRS Focused...
Sun Feb 24, 2019 - Mon Feb 25, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On February 24-25, 2019, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) brought together a number of scholars to commence a new research effort on the “ Political Economy of the...
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a Qatar-based novelist and community course instructor at VCUarts Qatar who writes on topics related to gender, race, and pedagogy. On February 13, 2019, she presented a...
Thu Feb 7, 2019 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
CIRS hosted its second CURA workshop for GU-Q students on the topic “Introduction to Research Methods” The workshop, held on February 7, 2019, presented a conceptual definition of research methods,...
Wed Feb 6, 2019 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Politics at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, was invited by CIRS to discuss the current uprisings...
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
CIRS invited Richard L. Russell, professor at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, to deliver a talk titled “Taking Measure of American Foreign Policy” on January 27, 2019, in which he...
Sun Jan 20, 2019 - Mon Jan 21, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On January 20-21, 2019, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the first working group under its research initiative on “ Russia and the Middle East .” Over the course of two...
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On January 16, 2019, CIRS invited Middle East analyst Massaab Al-Aloosy to discuss his research on “Fundamentalist Metamorphosis: Hezbollah’s Ideological Evolution from Idealism to Pragmatism.”...