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 Jan 23, 2010 - Sun Jan 24, 2010 05:00 PM - 03:00 AM
On January 23–24, 2010, CIRS held the first of its “Political Economy of the Gulf” working group meetings. The “Political Economy of the Gulf” is a CIRS research initiative that examines key aspects...
Mon Jan 11, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Robert Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, delivered the January CIRS Monthly Dialogue on the topic of “Why the Declinists are Wrong...
Sun Jan 10, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 10, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Danilo Türk, spoke at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Qatar). The lecture, hosted by the Center for...
Sat Jan 9, 2010 - Sun Jan 10, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 9–10, 2010, CIRS convened the second of three planned working group meetings on “Migrant Labor in the Gulf.” Scholars from Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Gulf region assembled in...
Sun Dec 6, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Professor of Government Kai-Henrik Barth delivered the December 6, 2009 CIRS Monthly Dialogue on the topic of “Nuclear Ambitions in the Gulf.” He focused on nuclear proliferation concerns associated...
Wed Nov 11, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On November 11, 2009, Justin Dargin, a Research Fellow with The Dubai Initiative at Harvard University and a Fulbright Scholar of the Middle East, was invited by CIRS to deliver a lecture on “Gulf...
Tue Nov 10, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
John T. Crist, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and an expert on social movements and peace and conflict studies, delivered his...
Wed Nov 4, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Christian-Peter Hanelt, Senior Expert on Europe and the Middle East at the Bertelsmann Stiftung , was invited by CIRS to give a lunchtime Focused Discussion entitled “Europe and the Gulf Region:...
Mon Nov 2, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
CIRS organized a panel presentation on the issues of “Water, Energy, and Climate Change in the Gulf.” The panel, chaired by the Interim Dean of GU-Q Mehran Kamrava, was made up of Professor Tim Beach...
Sun Nov 1, 2009 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
On November 1, 2009, Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, gave a lecture to Georgetown students, faculty, and staff. The event...