Working Groups

As part of its Research and Scholarship initiatives, CIRS organizes several ongoing Working Groups that convene in Doha to examine a variety of international issues. The primary purpose of CIRS research initiatives is to fill in existing research gaps, and to contribute towards furthering knowledge on the prevailing issues related to security, economic stability, and the political realm of the region. Each of these projects involves some of the most prominent scholars of the Middle East and the Gulf region. Each scholar participating will be working on a specific sub-topic, under the overarching subject.

Past Working Groups

Sun Jan 29, 2017 - Mon Jan 30, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On January 29-30 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a working group on “Highly Skilled Migrants: The Gulf and Global Perspectives.” This working group took place...
Sun Jan 15, 2017 - Mon Jan 16, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On January 15-16, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies held a working group under its research initiative on “ Middle Power Politics in the Middle East .” Over the course of two...
Tue Jan 10, 2017 - Wed Jan 11, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On January 10-11, 2017, urbanists, governance experts, and climate change specialists gathered in Doha for a two-day workshop co-hosted by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the...
Sun Oct 9, 2016 - Mon Oct 10, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On October 9-10, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under a research initiative on “The ‘Resource Curse’ in the Gulf.” During the course of two days,...
Sun Sep 25, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On September 25, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar in collaboration with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) at...
Sun Sep 18, 2016 - Mon Sep 19, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On September 18-19, 2016, CIRS held a second working group under its research initiative on “Pluralism and Community in the Middle East.” Over the course of two days, working group participants...
Mon Aug 22, 2016 - Tue Aug 23, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On August 22-23, 2016, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held the first working group meeting under its research initiative on the topic of “Leading the Faithful: The Role of...
Wed Jun 1, 2016 - Thu Jun 2, 2016 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
On June 1-2, 2016, The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a working group on “Highly Skilled Migrants: The Gulf and Global Perspectives.” This working group is an outcome of...
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...
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...