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 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...
Sun Jun 8, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On June 8, 2014, CIRS and the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies (SBIGS) held the first working group under the collaborative research initiative World Regions: The Middle Eastern Pivot ...
Tue Jun 3, 2014 - Wed Jun 4, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On June 3-4, 2014, CIRS held the second working group under the State and Innovation in the Gulf research initiative. Participants reconvened in Doha to discuss their paper submissions that...
Sun Apr 27, 2014 - Mon Apr 28, 2014 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
On April 27-28, 2014, CIRS convened the first working group under the research initiative Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States . Healthcare practitioners, strategists and social...
Sat Apr 12, 2014 - Sun Apr 13, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On April 12-13, 2014, CIRS held the final Working Group of The Evolution of Gulf Global Cities research initiative. Academics from various disciplinary backgrounds as well as architects, urban...
Sat Mar 15, 2014 - Sun Mar 16, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On March 15, 16 2014, The final working group of CIRS’ research project Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC was held in Doha. Grant recipients of this research grant cycle gathered with an additional...
Sat Feb 15, 2014 - Sun Feb 16, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On February 15-16, 2014, Regional and international experts gathered for the inaugural meeting of the CIRS Transitional Justice in the Middle East research initiative. While much of the scholarship...
Tue Jan 7, 2014 - Wed Jan 8, 2014 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 7-8, 2014, CIRS held its inaugural Social Currents in the Maghreb Working Group in Washington D.C. While much of the mainstream media and recent scholarship on the Maghreb has focused on...