Panels

CIRS organizes panels throughout the year where small groups of scholars gather and discuss current issues in global affairs.

Past Events

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
October 18 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
On October 18, 2016, CIRS hosted a Panel discussion on “The 2016 US Presidential Elections,” featuring Joshua Mitchell and Clyde Wilcox, professors in the Government Department at Georgetown...
CIRS Research Roundtable
November 17 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In order to enhance local research productivity, and build upon its established collegial ‎relationships with other research entities in Qatar, CIRS hosted a "Research Roundtable" on November 17,...
AUB-CIRS Host Panel on Knowledge Translation
September 13 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The Consortium of Arab Policy Research Institutes (CAPRI) at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) and the Center on Knowledge-to-Policy for Health at AUB...
War by Other Means? Iran under Sanctions
March 12 2013 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On March 12, 2013, CIRS organized a panel discussion on the topic of “War by Other Means? Iran under Sanctions,” featuring Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS; Mansoor Moaddel, CIRS ‎Visiting Scholar;...
CIRS and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Discuss Climate Change in the Arab World
December 03 2012 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The Center for International and Regional Studies and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy ‎and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, held a Panel discussion on “Who or...
Causes and Consequences of Food Insecurity in the Middle East
November 14 2012 - November 15 2012 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
In collaboration with partner organizations, Qatar’s National Food Security Program hosted the ‎‎“International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands” in Doha on November 14th and 15th, ‎‎2012...
Open-Sea Piracy in the Modern World: Perils and Prospects
March 21 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On March 21, 2010, CIRS convened a Panel presentation on the topic of “Open-Sea Piracy in the Modern World: Perils and Prospects.” The panel was made up of Pottengal Mukundan, Director of the...
Water, Energy, and Climate Change in the Gulf
November 02 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
CIRS organized a panel presentation on the issues of “Water, Energy, and Climate Change in the Gulf.” The panel, chaired by the Interim Dean of GU-Q Mehran Kamrava, was made up of Professor Tim Beach...
The American Presidential Elections: Democratic and Republican Perspectives
October 12 2008 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
In order to gauge local public opinion regarding the United States Presidential elections and to bring the nuances of the American debate to the Gulf region, CIRS hosted its own Democratic vs...
Environmental Degradation and Conservation: Challenges and Prospects
November 12 2007 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Experts from Education City and around the world came together on Monday, 12 November 2007, to discuss the environmental consequences of Qatar’s rapid industrialization. Panelists from each of the...