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 Apr 2, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
On April 2, 2017, CIRS held the second working group under its research initiative on “ The ‘Resource Curse’ in the Gulf .” During the working group, the participants presented their original...
Sun Mar 12, 2017 - Mon Mar 13, 2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
On March 12-13, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held a working group under its research initiative on “ Sports, Society, and the State in the Middle East .” During the...
Sun Feb 12, 2017 - Mon Feb 13, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On February 12-13, 2017, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) held its second working group under the research initiative on “ Leading the Faithful: The Role of Religious...
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...