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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) aims to harness the policy-related research of AUB's internationally respected faculty in order to achieve several goals: to raise the quality of public policy-related debate and decision-making in the Arab World and abroad, to enhance the Arab World's input into international affairs, and to enrich the quality of interaction among scholars, officials and civil society actors in the Middle East and abroad.
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Recent Events


March 20th, 2015

Panel discussion 
Economics of Climate Change: The Cost of Doing Nothing

Audio 1 | Audio 2

March 19th, 2015

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees
by Tendayi Achiume
Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA

Audio | Summary

الأربعاء ١٨ آذار ٢٠١٥

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية ندوة موضوعها
الجمهوريّة ورئاستها: بين ممارسة الأمس والتطلّع إلى الغد
فخامة الرئيس العماد ميشال سليمان

استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة | ملخّص الندوة

March 17th, 2015

The Geopolitics of Iran's Nuclear Program
with Vijay Prashad
IFI Senior Research Fellow


الجمعة ١٣ آذار ٢٠١٥

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية بالتعاون مع مركز الأصفري للمجتمع المدني والمواطنة الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت ندوة موضوعها
المحكمة الجنائية الدولية بعد توقيع ومصادقة دولة فلسطين على معاهدة روما
راجي صوراني
محام متخصص في حقوق الإنسان في قطاع غزة في فلسطين

استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة

March 12th, 2015 

China's "Going Out": Transnational Intersections of Food, Energy and Urban Development
with Dr. Jia-Ching Chen
Visiting Scholar in Sociology at Brown University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Academia Sinica

Audio | Video

March 11th, 2015

Implications of widening access to higher education in the Arab world: Implementing a holistic lifelong learning policy
with Dr. Dina Kiwan
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies, AUB

Audio | Video | Arabic Summary

March 2nd, 2015

Panel discussion
The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Neighboring Countries
with Dr. Şaban Kardaş, Dr. Ferhat Pirinççi and Mr. Oytun Orhan , Middle East Strategic Research Center (ORSAM) – Turkey

Audio | Video | English Summary | Arabic Summary


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