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 Apr 2, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On April 2, 2017, CIRS held the second working group under its research initiative on “ The ‘Resource Curse’ in the Gulf .” During the working group, the participants presented their original...
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
While human rights issues faced by low-wage migrant workers in the Gulf region have been widely reported on, the related issue of “recruitment fees” paid by these workers in their countries of origin...
Sun Mar 12, 2017 - Mon Mar 13, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On March 12-13, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under its research initiative on “ Sports, Society, and the State in the Middle East .” During the...
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
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 - Mon Jan 30, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On January 29-30 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...
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
On January 15-16, 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...
Tue Jan 10, 2017 - Wed Jan 11, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On January 10-11, 2017, 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...