Monthly Dialogue Series

CIRS's Monthly Dialogue Series is designed to present interested community members with a forum for quiet, thoughtful dialogue with scholars about their latest academic endeavors and their research agendas. Each month, a leading scholar discusses his or her latest work and research interests with community members. 

Past Events

The Regional Humanitarian Crisis
February 07 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Reach Out To Asia is a Qatar-based non-profit organization that works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia and the Middle East have continuous access to relevant and high-quality...
Did Democracy Lose this Round? And Why?
November 28 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Azmi Bishara, General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue lecture on the topic “Did Democracy Lose this round? And Why?” on November 28,...
Transitions in Qatar’s Architectural Identity
September 26 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, renowned Qatari Architect and Group CEO & Chief Architect of the Arab Engineering Bureau, was invited to deliver the inaugural CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the 2016-2017...
The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography and the Road Ahead
April 05 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...
Is Black Money Really Black?  The International and National Fight Against Money Laundering
March 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...
Museums and Modernity in the Arabian Peninsula
February 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,”...
The U.S.–Saudi Arabia Relationship: ‘Special’ or Broken?
January 19 2016 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Michael C. Hudson , the Seif Ghobash Professor of International Relations and Arab Studies, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, delivered the first CIRS Monthly Dialogue of the Spring 2016 semester...
Afghanistan: War Without End?
November 09 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...
Managing the Saudi-Iranian Regional Rivalry
October 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...
Jeannie Sowers
September 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,...