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 Oct 9, 2011 - Mon Oct 10, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On October 9–10, 2011, CIRS convened the first of its “Sectarian Politics in the Gulf” Working Group meetings. Participating in the research initiative were several experts on the issue of sectarian...
Sun Jan 9, 2011 - Mon Jan 10, 2011 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 9–10, 2011, CIRS concluded the second meeting of its “Nuclear Question in the Middle East” working group. The working group participants were invited back to Doha to deliver their chapter...
Sat Dec 11, 2010 - Sun Dec 12, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
on December 11-12, 2010, CIRS concluded the second session of its “Political Economy of the Gulf” research initiative with a two-day working group meeting that took place at Georgetown University in...
Sun Nov 7, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
on November 7, 2010, CIRS held a Working Group meeting to discuss regional perspectives related to the ongoing “ Nuclear Question in the Middle East ” research initiative that CIRS commenced in May...
Sun Oct 10, 2010 - Mon Oct 11, 2010 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
On October 10–11, 2010, CIRS held its third and final meeting of the “Migrant Labor in the Gulf” working group. Each participant submitted a draft paper in advance of the meeting. The goal of the...
Sun May 23, 2010 - Mon May 24, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On May 23–24, 2010, a two-day working group meeting in Doha, Qatar took place, CIRS invited a group of scholars to discuss the “Nuclear Question in the Middle East.” The presentations took several...
Sat Jan 23, 2010 - Sun Jan 24, 2010 05:00 PM - 03:00 AM
On January 23–24, 2010, CIRS held the first of its “Political Economy of the Gulf” working group meetings. The “Political Economy of the Gulf” is a CIRS research initiative that examines key aspects...
Sat Jan 9, 2010 - Sun Jan 10, 2010 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 9–10, 2010, CIRS convened the second of three planned working group meetings on “Migrant Labor in the Gulf.” Scholars from Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Gulf region assembled in...
Sun Oct 11, 2009 - Mon Oct 12, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On October 11–12, 2009, the Al-Jisr working group participants were invited to Doha by CIRS and the Gulf Research Center (GRC) to conduct the project’s second meeting. Supported by the European...
Sat May 16, 2009 - Sun May 17, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On May 16–17, 2009, CIRS convened the first of its working group meetings with its research grant program dedicated to the study of migrant labor issues in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council...