Georgetown University in Qatar Unveils Hiwaraat Conference Series

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is preparing to lead a series of discussions on shared global challenges and the geopolitical events shaping today’s world.

An Action-oriented Platform for Debate About Global Challenges

Dr. Safwan Masri, Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar, said Hiwaraat will serve as a discussion platform that leverages the university’s position as a beacon of intellectual exchange and collaboration to address past and current challenges from a fresh perspective.

About the First Conference in the Series

The first conference in the series, titled “The Invasion of Iraq: Regional Reflections,” assesses the conflict’s profound geopolitical and socioeconomic repercussions that continue to reverberate across the globe twenty years later. Convened by Dr. Masri, in collaboration with the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), the three-day conference will kick off on September 14 at the Four Seasons hotel in Doha.

Foregrounding diverse Iraqi voices, the conference will feature high-profile speakers from the US and MENA region for a comprehensive exploration of two decades of political, economic, and social upheaval in the region, and the obstacles that continue to confront future generations in Iraq.

Live Arabic and English translation will be available throughout the conferences.

To register and learn more details about the conference, including the full list of participants and the schedule of panels, please click the link below.