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 Aug 30, 2015 - Mon Aug 31, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held the first Working Group under its research initiative on “Art and Cultural Production in the GCC” on August 30-31, 2015. Included in the meeting were academics, art historians, museum...
Sun Jun 14, 2015 - Mon Jun 15, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On June 14-15, 2015, CIRS held a second working group meeting under the “Re-emerging West Asia” project. This project’s geographic focus includes the countries of the Persian Gulf, the Levant, and...
Mon Jun 8, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held a Faculty Research Workshop on June 8, 2015, for Harry Verhoeven, Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, to discuss his forthcoming book Why...
Mon May 25, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Noor Al Malki Al Jehani, Executive Director of the Doha International Family Institute, delivered the final CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the 2014-2015 academic year with a lecture on “Strengthening the...
Wed May 13, 2015 - Thu May 14, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held its second Working Group on the “The Changing Security Dynamics of the Gulf” research initiative on May 13-14, 2015. Academics gathered for the second time to discuss their research...
Sat Apr 25, 2015 - Sun Apr 26, 2015 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The first working group meeting of CIRS’ research initiative on “ China and the Middle East ” was held on April 25-26, 2015. A diverse, multi-disciplinary collective of scholars from China, the...
Sat Apr 11, 2015 - Sun Apr 12, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS held its second working group on “ The Digital Middle East ” research initiative working group on April 11th and 12th, 2015, in Doha. Participants gathered to discuss their research papers and...
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Bart Hilhorst, a water resources specialist and former Chief Technical Advisor for the FAO project on the Nile basin, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “The Future of Nile Cooperation” on March...
Mon Mar 23, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Laurie A. Brand is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California.
Sat Mar 14, 2015 - Sun Mar 15, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
As part of its Research and Scholarship initiatives, CIRS organizes several ongoing Working Groups that convene in Doha to examine a variety of international issues. The primary purpose of CIRS...