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

Sat Apr 25, 2015 - Sun Apr 26, 2015 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On April 25-26, 2015, the first working group meeting of CIRS’ research initiative on “ China and the Middle East ” took place. A diverse, multi-disciplinary collective of scholars from China, the...
Sat Apr 11, 2015 - Sun Apr 12, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On April 11-12, 2015, CIRS held its second working group on “ The Digital Middle East ” research initiative in Doha. Participants gathered to discuss their research papers and obtain feedback from...
Sat Mar 14, 2015 - Sun Mar 15, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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...
Sun Feb 8, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On February 8, 2015, CIRS held its second working group on the Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf research initiative in Doha. Participants gathered for the second time to discuss their...
Sat Jan 10, 2015 - Sun Jan 11, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On January 10-11, 2015, CIRS held the first Working Group under its research initiative on “ Re-Emerging West Asia .” Included in the meeting were academics representing the South Caucasus states of...
Thu Nov 20, 2014 - Fri Nov 21, 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On November 20-21, 2014, in partnership with the youth-oriented social initiative organization, Silatech , CIRS launched the “ Youth in the Middle East ” research initiative with a two day working...
Sat Oct 25, 2014 - Sun Oct 26, 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On October 25-26, 2014, CIRS held its first Working Group under “ The Changing Security Dynamics of the Gulf ” research initiative. Academics from various disciplines gathered for their first meeting...
Sat Sep 27, 2014 - Sun Sep 28, 2014 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
On September 27-28, 2014, CIRS held the first Working Group on “ The Digital Middle East ” research initiative. Academics from various backgrounds gathered for this first meeting to discuss their...
Wed Aug 13, 2014 - Thu Aug 14, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On August 13-14, 2014, CIRS held the second working group meeting under the Transitional Justice in the Middle East research initiative. Regional and International scholars and experts gathered for...
Sun Jun 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 23, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On June 22-23, 2014, CIRS held the concluding Social Currents in the Maghreb research initiative working group in Washington D.C. Participants gathered for the second time to discuss their research...