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  • Dr. Ali Ahmad discussing the new Energy Policy and Security Program.

 

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  • ​Job Announcements

    The Climate Change and Environment Program has four job vacancies. Read more


  • ​ تعقيباً على إطلاق آخر تقارير المعهد حول احتجاجات صيف ٢٠١٥ في لبنان، أجرت إذاعة ال "ال بي سي أي" اللبنانية مقابلة مع كارول كرباج، الباحثة في برنامج العدالة الاجتماعية والتنمية في العالم العربي، حول نتائج التقرير البحثي الذي أعدته. إضغط هنا لمشاهدة المقابلة​
    ​​ مقالة ذات صلة ​في صحيفة الأخبار​

  • ​​ "I believe water resources management is all about politics – it is the art of the possible. Water demand is rising in the area due to population growth, growing economies, and a changing climate. Governments need to establish national programs on birth control to reduce population growth. In addition, they are required to work to reduce causes of migration, immigration, and refugee 'generation'." Climate Change and Environment Program Director Dr. Nadim Farajalla interviewed by Harvard's Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy on the regional political dynamics regarding access to water. Read more


  • “Policies and regulations should be developed that aim at integrating water resource management into the countries’ and the region’s development plans so that water availability controls development and not the other way round.”
    Read more​ about the article published in the German magazine​ Orient​ by Dr. Nadim Farajalla, Program Director at the Institute.


  • Dr. Ali Ahmad, Director of the Institute’s Energy Policy and Security Program, recently published an Op-ed in the Jordan Times: “Jordan’s Energy Match: Solar 1 Nuclear 0”


  • Issam Fares Institute Affiliated Scholar Dr. Maja Yanmyr published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Refugee Survey Quarterly on the legal status of Syrian refugees in Lebanon: “Lebanon has had an ambiguous approach to the more than one million Syrians seeking protection in the country since 2011. The country is neither party to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, nor does it have any national legislation dealing with refugees.”

  • The Climate Change and Environment Program at our Institute participated and presented at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s 4th regional conference on Sustainable and Social Cities in the Middle East and North Africa region that took place in Casablanca on the 20th and 21st of November 2016. Nadim Farajalla, Program Director, presented an overview of the ongoing Issam Fares Institute-FES project on informal systems in cities of the region, while Rana El Hajj, Senior Program Coordinator, presented on policy planning in MENA cities, proposing a paradigm shift towards an integrated approach.


Publications

     

  • Infographic:
    Access to Teritiary Education for Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
    Education and Youth Policy Research Program​ March 2017

  • Policy Brief:​
    Solar vs Nuclear : Which is Cheaper for Water Desalination?
    Rami W. Bitar,Graduate Student at the Energy Studies Program at the American University of Beirut
    ​Ali Ahmad, Ph.D., Director of the Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute - AUB​
    Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program
    English ||| Arabic

  • Policy Brief:
    Solar Power in Saudi Arabia: Plans vs Potential
    Philippe Chite, Graduate Student at the Energy Studies Program at the American University of Beirut and affiliated researcher at the Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute - AUB
    Ali Ahmad, Ph.D., Director of the Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute - AUB
    Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program
    English ||| Arabic

  • ​Working Paper #41:

    Politics by Coincidence: the Hirak faces its "people"
    Carole Kerbage, Researcher at the Issam Fares Institute, AUB
    Social Justice and Development Policy in the Arab World Program
    Arabic

  • Policy Brief:
    Enhanced Local Coordination for Effective Aid Provision: The Case of Lebanon
    Marwa Boustani, Urban planner and researcher at UN-Habitat
    Estella Carpi,
    Postdoctoral research associate at University College London
    Hayat Gebara, Urban researcher at UN-Habitat
    Yara Mourad, Program coordinator at the Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut
    Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World Program

  • Policy Brief:
    The Civic Role of Arab Universities
    Said Saddiki, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco, and Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Education and Youth Policy Research Program
    English​

  • Policy Brief:
    Understanding and Supporting Vulnerable Children in Lebanon
    Colleen McLaughlin, Director of Educational Innovation, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK
    Anies Al-Hroub, Faculty Research Director, IFI-AUB
    Education and Youth Policy Research Program
    English ||| Arabic

  • Confernce Report: LEBANON WATER FORUM
    Rethinking Water Service Provision in Lebanon

    Yasmina El Amine, Research Assistant, Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program, at Issam Fares Institute - AUB

  • Conference Report: Civic Role of Arab Universities
    English ||| Arabic

  • Infographic:
    AUB's Issam Fares Institute has jointly with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) produced this infographic on the reality of birth registration of refugees coming from Syria to Lebanon. This infographic stems from ongoing discussions initiated by the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) at the Prime Minister's office, in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, UNHCR, UNRWA, NRC, and the Issam Fares Institute. The content of the infographic is based on data collected by NRC.
    English ||| Arabic

Events
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​​Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Issam Fares Institute - Conference room (4th floor) - AUB (Green Oval)

Lecture and discussion
Life under the Rule of the “Islamic State” Organization According to its Members and “Slaves”
Nivine Afiouni, Reporter and Researcher



Friday, March 31st, 2017 | 9:45am - 11:15am
Maamari Auditorium, Olayan School of Business American University of Beirut (lower campus)

Panel Discussion
in collaboration with The Knowledge Is Power Project
What Are We Doing about Sexual Harassment? Current Policy Landscape around Anti-Sexual Harassment within the Lebanese Context
M.P. Ghassan Moukheiber, Mr. Walid Nakib, Ms. Manar Zaiter, Colonel Joseph Msallam, Judge Arlette Tabet
This panel is part of the two-day conference, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, organized by the Knowledge Is Power Project
Please click here for the full program of the two-day conference




Monday, April 3rd, 2017 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Issam Fares Institute - Conference room (4th floor) - AUB (Green Oval)

Lecture and discussion
The Making of a Terrorist: What Can Psychiatry Tell Us?
Joseph El-Khoury,Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, AUB



الإثنين ٣ نيسان ٢٠١٧ | ٢-٤
معهد عصام فارس، قاعة الأوديتوريوم،​ الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت

محاضرة
الدور المتغير للمجتمع المدني في دول ما بعد الربيع العربي
الدكتور سعد الدين إبراهيم، الأستاذ الفخري لعلم الاجتماع السياسي في الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة ومؤسس مركز ابن خلدون للدراسات الإنمائية



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