Research Initiatives

The COVID Project

CIRS

The COVID Project

Since March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the COVID-19 virus a global pandemic, countries around the world have adopted various measures in order to limit…
Economic Migration to the United States

Economic Migration to the United States

To study the challenges and opportunities of skilled immigration flows to the United States, in 2020, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University Qatar launched a new project…
Big Data in the Middle East

Big Data in the Middle East

Big data is tied to the growth in computing power and is better understood by the four Vs: the volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. Big data and the interconnection of…
Football in the Middle East

Football in the Middle East

In 2019, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) launched a new research initiative on “Football in the Middle East.” The aim of this research effort is to provide original academic…
The GCC Crisis: Qatar and its Neighbors

Anthropology-Sociology, CIRS, Government-Politics

The GCC Crisis: Qatar and its Neighbors

On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. The quartet also imposed a land, maritime, and airspace blockade on…
Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East

Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East

The CIRS research initiative on “The Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East” adopts a multidisciplinary approach, examining a broad range of political, economic, social, and geographic dynamics in the…
Russia and the Middle East

Russia and the Middle East

In late 2018, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University’s Qatar campus launched a multi-year research initiative to study Russia’s increasingly proactive and consequential strategic involvement in the…

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