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

Sun Mar 13, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In a joint CIRS and Georgetown faculty Distinguished Lecture, Karen Armstrong was invited to share her thoughts on “The Core of our Religious Traditions” on March 13, 2011. Armstrong is a former...
Tue Mar 8, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Rabbi Harold White, Georgetown University’s Senior Jewish Chaplain and Lecturer in Theology, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture on “The Allure of Mysticism: Kabbalah as Pop-religious Culture...
Wed Feb 23, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In collaboration with Georgetown University in Qatar’s Student Affairs department, CIRS organized a lecture on February 23, 2011, by His Holiness Aram I, Head of the Armenian Church in Lebanon on the...
Thu Feb 10, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Ibrahim Oweiss, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Georgetown University, delivered a lunch time lecture on February 10, 2011 on the subject of “The Euro’s Future in the Balance.” Oweiss was one of...
Tue Feb 8, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar held an open discussion on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, to discuss the recent political upheavals in Tunisia and Egypt and their implications on...
Tue Feb 1, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Mohamed Zayani, Professor of Critical Theory at Georgetown University in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture entitled “Transnational Arab Media, Regional Politics and State Security:...
Tue Jan 25, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Carl Ford was Assistant Secretary of State and head of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research under President George W. Bush. He gave a lecture at Georgetown’s Qatar campus...
Mon Jan 17, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author on national security issues for the New Yorker magazine. On January 17, 2011, he gave a CIRS Distinguished Lecture titled...
Tue Jan 11, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Matthew Gray , Senior Lecturer at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University in Canberra , lectured on “Explaining Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World” on January 11,...
Sun Jan 9, 2011 - Mon Jan 10, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 9–10, 2011, CIRS concluded the second meeting of its “Nuclear Question in the Middle East” working group. The working group participants were invited back to Doha to deliver their chapter...