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The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, in consultation with the International Labor Organization, are issuing a call for research papers on Labor Movements and Unions and the Quest for Social Justice in the Arab Region.
Submissions are due by September 10, 2015

For more information in English and Arabic

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June 29, 2015

Lecture & Discussion
Communism, Radicalism, and Social Justice in the Eastern Mediterranean
Ilham Khuri-Makdisi & Sana Tannoury Karam

June 11th, 2015

Panel discussion
In collaboration with the United Nations in Lebanon
Challenges to Financing Middle-Income Countries Facing Crises
Sigrid Kaag, Rayya El Hassan, Erik Solheim, Ferid Belhaj, Nasser Saidi

Audio | Video | English Press Release | Arabic Press Release

May 18th, 2015

Social Policy and the “Arab Spring”
Dr. Hassan Hammoud
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lebanese American University

Audio | Video | Summary

May 15th, 2015

Report Launch
The Way Forward to Safeguard Water in Lebanon:
National Water Integrity Risk Assessment

with opening statements by H.E. Arthur Nazarian, Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Audio | Video | H.E Arthur Nazarian speech

May 7th, 2015

The End of Development and Beginning of History: prospects for thinking, practice and justice in the Middle East
Bruce Currie-Alder, IDRC MENA Director & Samir Makdisi, AUB

Audio | Video | Summary

May 4th, 2015

Egypt's Moment of Truth Challenges and opportunities confronting socio-political actors
Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid, Former Egyptian MP and Senator

Audio | Video


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