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 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 - Wed Oct 14, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On October 11–14, 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...
Sun May 3, 2009 - Mon May 4, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
on May 3–4, 2009, the "Comparative Ethics of War" working group meeting was co-sponsored by the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) and the International Peace Research Institute,...
Thu Jan 8, 2009 - Fri Jan 9, 2009 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On January 8-9, 2009, CIRS convened the second International Relations of the Gulf working group session. This meeting was part of a year-long research initiative that began with the first working...
Wed Jun 18, 2008 - Thu Jun 19, 2008 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On June 18 and 19, 2008, CIRS hosted a working group to discuss various aspects of the "International Relations of the Gulf." This initial round of talks consisted of preliminary thoughts on chosen...
Sat Apr 5, 2008 - Sun Apr 6, 2008 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On April 5–6, 2008, the Center for International and Regional Studies hosted the "Innovation in Islam" Conference. Innovation in Islam explored topics such as the idea and reality of innovation in...
Mon Dec 17, 2007 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On December 17, 2007, the Working Group symposium on Global Development, Organizations, and Faith in the Muslim World was held at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. The...
Tue Oct 23, 2007 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
On October 23, 2007, the Center for International and Regional Studies and the Institute for the Study of Democracy hosted a private seminar of the working group members and prominent scholars and...
Sat Apr 21, 2007 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conference Abstracts April 21, 2007 Panel A: Classical Muslim Education 1. Sebastian Günther: The Principles of Instruction are the Grounds of our Knowledge: Al-Farabi’s Philosophical and al-Ghazali’...