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

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 15-16, 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 University...
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 8–9, 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 “Youth in...
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 4–5, 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 on...
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
On September 27–28, 2015, CIRS convened the first Working Group under its research initiative on “The Geopolitics of Natural Resources in the Middle East.” The session was attended by ecologists,...
Sun Aug 30, 2015 - Mon Aug 31, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On August 30-31, 2015, CIRS held the first Working Group under its research initiative on “Art and Cultural Production in the GCC.” 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” research initiative. This project’s geographic focus includes the countries of the Persian Gulf, the...