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

Mon Apr 26, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Dean Mehran Kamrava speaks about "A 2020 vision of the Middle East" Click here to download an MP3 of Kamrava's speech In its inaugural...
Tue Apr 20, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Robert Fisk, award-winning journalist and Middle East Correspondent for The Independent newspaper, gave the annual faculty-appointed Distinguished Lecture on April 20, 2010 on the subject of “State...
Mon Apr 12, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In partnership with ictQatar, on April 12, 2010, CIRS organized a Distinguished Lecture featuring Michael Nelson, Visiting Professor of Internet Studies in Georgetown University’s Communication,...
Wed Apr 7, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Judith Tucker, Professor of History at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and former editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, gave the April 7, 2010...
Sun Mar 21, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On March 21, 2010, CIRS convened a Panel presentation on the topic of “Open-Sea Piracy in the Modern World: Perils and Prospects.” The panel was made up of Pottengal Mukundan, Director of the...
Thu Mar 11, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University in Washington DC, Paula Newberg, gave a lunch lecture on March 11, 2010 titled "Reconciling Past and Future: Moving...
Mon Mar 8, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Attiya Ahmad, the 2009-2010 CIRS Post-Doctoral Fellow and cultural anthropologist, delivered a Monthly Dialogue lecture on the subject of “Explanation is Not the Point: Islamic ‘Conversions’ of...
Mon Feb 8, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Daniel Stoll, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered his lecture, “The Jordan River and the Johnston Plan: Lessons for the Obama...
Mon Feb 1, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York Times, delivered a CIRS Distinguished Lecture on the subject of “The World is Flat 3.0.” The lecture was an extension of the themes in his...
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...