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
On January 17–18, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) convened the first Working Group under its new research initiative, “The New Arab State: Actors, Institutions, and...
Wed Jan 13, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On January 13, 2016, 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...
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,...