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

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,...
Tue Oct 18, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On October 18, 2016, CIRS hosted a Panel discussion on “The 2016 US Presidential Elections,” featuring Joshua Mitchell and Clyde Wilcox, professors in the Government Department at Georgetown...
Sun Oct 9, 2016 - Mon Oct 10, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On October 9 and 10, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under a research initiative on “The ‘Resource Curse’ in the Gulf.” During the course of two...
Mon Sep 26, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, renowned Qatari Architect and Group CEO & Chief Architect of the Arab Engineering Bureau, was invited to deliver the inaugural CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the 2016-2017...
Sun Sep 25, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On September 25, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar in collaboration with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) at...
Sun Sep 18, 2016 - Mon Sep 19, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
In September 2016, CIRS held a second working group under its research initiative on “Pluralism and Community in the Middle East.” Over the course of two days, working group participants presented...
Mon Aug 22, 2016 - Tue Aug 23, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On August 22 and 23, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the first working group meeting under its research initiative on the topic of “Leading the Faithful: The Role...