Events & Activities

The Center for International and Regional Studies sponsors public lectures by leading experts in international affairs as well as research-focused Working Group meetings, among other scholarly events.

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Dialogue Series

CIRS’s Dialogue Series is designed to present interested community members with a forum for quiet, thoughtful dialogue with scholars about their latest academic endeavors and their research agendas. CIRS invites a leading scholar to discuss his or her latest work and research interests with community members.

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Focus Discussions

Through its Focused Discussions, CIRS provides an intellectual forum for academics, diplomats, and opinion-leaders to engage with both students and the public on a particular topic of interest.

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Panels

CIRS organizes panels throughout the year where small groups of scholars gather and discuss current issues in global affairs.

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Distinguished Lectures

Several times a year, CIRS has the honor of inviting distinguished authors, academics, and respected public figures to visit Qatar and engage with the community.

Science and Scientific Production in the Middle East

CIRS Faculty Lectures

The Center for International and Regional Studies invites faculty members from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar to deliver a variety of public lectures on topics of their expertise.

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CIRS Faculty Research Workshops

The Center for International and Regional Studies invites faculty members from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar to deliver a variety of workshops on topics of their expertise.

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Videos

The Center for International and Regional Studies publishes a series of videos throughout the year, including Expert Insights, CURA Workshops and CURA Book Talks