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 Jan 17, 2016 - Mon Jan 18, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) convened the first Working Group under its new research initiative, “Re-Envisioning the Arab State,” on January 17-18, 2016. The working group...
Wed Jan 13, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar’s flagship research institution, recently hosted a roundtable on Iran-GCC Dialogue. The day-long meeting...
Wed Nov 18, 2015 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
CIRS hosted a Focused Discussion and farewell gathering for Robert Wirsing , Professor of Government at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS...
Sun Nov 15, 2015 - Mon Nov 16, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On November 15 and 16, 2015, the Center of International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted the second working group meeting under its research initiative on “the Gulf Family” at Georgetown...
Mon Nov 9, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Anatol Lieven , Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue titled, “Afghanistan: War Without End?” on November 9, 2015. Lieven...
Sun Nov 8, 2015 - Mon Nov 9, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On November 8 and 9, 2015, the Center of International and Regional Studies (CIRS), in collaboration with Silatech, hosted the second working group meeting as part of their research project on “...
Tue Oct 27, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ibrahim Fraihat , Senior Fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue...
Sun Oct 4, 2015 - Mon Oct 5, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On October 4 and 5, 2015, CIRS held a second working group meeting under its research project on " China and the Middle East. " Contributors were assembled to receive critical feedback and commentary...
Tue Sep 29, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CIRS invited Jeannie Sowers, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, to deliver the inaugural Monthly Dialogue of the 2015-2016 academic year on September 29,...
Sun Sep 27, 2015 - Mon Sep 28, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
CIRS convened the first Working Group under its research initiative on “ The Geopolitics of Natural Resources in the Middle East ” on September 27-28, 2015. The session was attended by ecologists,...