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 Nov 7, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On November 7, 2010, CIRS held a Working Group meeting to discuss regional perspectives related to the ongoing “ Nuclear Question in the Middle East ” research initiative that CIRS commenced in May...
Mon Oct 25, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Barbara Stowasser, Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, was invited to Doha to deliver aFocused Discussion on the subject of “Time Sticks" and concepts of...
Tue Oct 19, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In light of the United States’ withdrawal of troops from Iraq, CIRS organized a panel discussion to analyze the political upheavals that have taken place in Iraq and to gauge the possible outcomes...
Sun Oct 10, 2010 - Mon Oct 11, 2010 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
On October 10–11, 2010, CIRS held its third and final meeting of the “Migrant Labor in the Gulf” working group. Each participant submitted a draft paper in advance of the meeting. The goal of the...
Wed Oct 6, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Birol Başkan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a Focused Discussion on the topic, “Turkey at the Crossroads: The...
Mon Oct 4, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Mary Ann Tétreault, the 2010-2011 CIRS Visiting Scholar and the Una Chapman Cox Distinguished Professor of International Affairs at Trinity University in San Antonio, was invited to deliver the...
Mon Aug 30, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On August 30, 2010, Daniel Westbrook , an economics professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered the August CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture on the topic of “...
Tue Aug 24, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a prominent Muslim leader in the United States and Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, visited Qatar during a trip to the region sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He...
Sun May 23, 2010 - Mon May 24, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On May 23–24, 2010, a two-day working group meeting in Doha, Qatar took place, CIRS invited a group of scholars to discuss the “Nuclear Question in the Middle East.” The presentations took several...
Thu May 13, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On May 13, 2010, Fred Lawson, Professor of Government at Mills College and the 2009-2010 CIRS Senior Fellow, gave a CIRSFocused Discussion on the topic of “Alternative Explanations for U.S. Policy in...