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 Apr 18, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CIRS hosted a reception for Gerd Nonneman, dean of Georgetown University in Qatar, on April 18, 2016. The reception was attended by Georgetown University in Qatar faculty, students, and staff, as...
Tue Apr 5, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture...
Sun Apr 3, 2016 - Mon Apr 4, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On April 3-4, 2016, CIRS held a second working group under its research initiative on “ Geopolitics of Natural Resources in the Middle East .” On the course of two days, working group participants...
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
On March 6–7, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group on “Pluralism and Community in the Middle East.” Over the course of two days, a number of...
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...