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 Mar 28, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On March 28, 2016, CIRS hosted a Faculty Research Workshop on Uday Chandra’s book manuscript Negotiating Leviathan: State and Tribe in Modern India . The manuscript explores how and why certain...
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Shantayanan Devarajan , Chief Economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “How the Arab World Can Benefit from Low Oil Prices” on March...
Wed Mar 23, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Reem Al-Ansari, a professor at Qatar University’s College of Law and the 2015-2016 CIRS Qatar University Fellow at Georgetown University in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue on March 23, 2016...
Sun Mar 6, 2016 - Mon Mar 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group on “Pluralism and Community in the Middle East” in March 2016. Over the course of two days, a number of distinguished...
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
On February 24, 2016, John Hudak , Senior Fellow and Deputy Director at the Center for Effective Public Management Governance Studies–Brookings Institution, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion titled...
Tue Feb 23, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Karen Exell , Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL Qatar, and a consultant at Qatar Museums, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture, titled “Museums and Modernity in the Arabian Peninsula,”...
Sun Feb 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On February 7, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies held its second working group meeting on “ Art and Cultural Production in the GCC .” Project participants, as well as other...
Wed Feb 3, 2016 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Firat Oruc , Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and the 2015-2016 CIRS-SFSQ Faculty Fellow, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion...
Tue Feb 2, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
H.E. Emine Çolak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Cyprus, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on February 2, 2016, titled “The Negotiating Process and Recent Developments in Cyprus.” The talk...
Tue Jan 19, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Michael C. Hudson , the Seif Ghobash Professor of International Relations and Arab Studies, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, delivered the first CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the Spring 2016 semester...