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 5, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
A new book manuscript by Jeremy Koons , associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q), was featured recently in a CIRS Faculty Research Workshop...
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
The Arab world today is experiencing “its second great fragmentation and reconfiguration of the past century,” according to respected journalist and Middle East analyst Rami G. Khouri. Acknowledging...
Sun Oct 15, 2017 - Mon Oct 16, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
In October 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under its research initiative on “ Water and Conflict in the Middle East ”. Over the course of two days...
Mon Oct 9, 2017 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
On October 9, 2017, Waleed Zahoor, Publications Intern at Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), and a senior student at Georgetown University in Qatar, was invited to hold a rabab...
Sun Sep 24, 2017 - Mon Sep 25, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On September 24-25, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a second two-day working group under its research initiative on “Sports, Society, and the State in the Middle...
Sun Sep 17, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
“Crisis in the GCC: Causes, Consequences, and Prospects” was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ...
Sun Aug 20, 2017 - Mon Aug 21, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On August 20-21, 2017, CIRS hosted the second working group of its project on “ Middle Power Politics in the Middle East .” Over two days, scholars discussed key gaps in the literature on the...
Fri Jun 9, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On June 9, 2017, CIRS hosted a CIRS Research Workshop at the Georgetown University campus in Washington D.C. The workshop, which was a closed-door, one-day seminar, brought together a small number of...
Sun May 21, 2017 - Mon May 22, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In December 2016 CRIS launched a grants cycle to fund empirical research on the subject of “ Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East ”, and in May 2017 the first working group...
Tue Apr 18, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Abdullah Al-Arian asked his audience to reflect back six years, to the hopefulness that emerged in spring 2011, when decades-old authoritarian regimes were on the brink of collapse. Leaders of...