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 Feb 19, 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Student enrollment in higher education institutions has rapidly increased in most Middle Eastern countries in recent years. Governments have shown a strong commitment to higher education, and there...
Sun Feb 12, 2017 - Mon Feb 13, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On February 12-13, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held its second working group under the research initiative on “Leading the Faithful: The Role of Religious...
Tue Feb 7, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Reach Out To Asia is a Qatar-based non-profit organization that works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia and the Middle East have continuous access to relevant and high-quality...
Sun Jan 29, 2017 - Mon Jan 30, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
In January 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a working group on “Highly Skilled Migrants: The Gulf and Global Perspectives.” This working group took place under a...
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Award-winning filmmaker Suzi Mirgani recently hosted a screening of her latest work, titled Caravan, to an audience of students, staff, faculty, and guests at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)...
Sun Jan 15, 2017 - Mon Jan 16, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
In January 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies held a working group under its research initiative on “ Middle Power Politics in the Middle East .” Over the course of two days,...
Tue Jan 10, 2017 - Wed Jan 11, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Urbanists, governance experts, and climate change specialists gathered in Doha for a two-day workshop co-hosted by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at...
Wed Nov 30, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Mishal Husain, one of the BBC’s best-known presenters, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “News and Views in a Post-Truth World” on November 30, 2016. Her talk gave insights into how journalists...
Mon Nov 28, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Azmi Bishara, General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture on the topic “Did Democracy Lose this round? And Why?” on November 28,...
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
In his November 23, 2016 talk, “Trump’s Election and the Need for a Mass Movement for Constitutional Reform,” Anatol Lieven , Professor of International Politics at Georgetown University in Qatar,...