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Welcome to The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship 

In November 2012, the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at AUB was established and funded through a grant from the Asfari Foundation, which was founded by Trustee Ayman and Sawsan Asfari.

The Institute has been conceived as a framework that will advance research and other initiatives to support the development of an informed citizenry engaged at all levels of Arab associational life and promote openness, transparency, and accountability in the region. Both the Foundation and AUB recognize that the Arab world is undergoing significant change, and they intend that the work of the Asfari Institute will make a unique and valuable contribution to progress in the region during this era of historic transition and beyond.

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Available at our AUB office for pick up


Perceptions of Civil Society in the Arab World

A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliogtraphy

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النظرة الى المجتمع المدني

في العالم العربي



مراجعة أدبيات



للمزيد انقر هنا

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Research Grants Available                Faculty Affiliation              Visiting Fellowships Available
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Events, News & Opportunities 



The Active Citizenship
Monthly Meetings

present

in Arabic

Discourses around

Sexual Violence

and

Women Citizenship

     

5:00 PM -  6:30 PM

Wednesday 12 October 2016

at the Asfari Institute offices
Res. 37, Middle Floor, AUB

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SUGAR
 

ON THE SIDE
سكر بره

film and discussion
with director

Basel Ramsis

documentary in Arabic
with English subtitles

Wednesday 05 October
Bustani Auditorium 6:15 PM
AUB

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CIVIL SOCIETY 

The environment for
civil society in Jordan
has undergone major
transformations in
recent years in
response to multiple
crises and development
challenges
This shifting role has
had ramifications on
the perception of it
in Jordanian society
and further on
its influence in the MENA region
Such change has brought
proposed legislative changes
by the government
 As ARDD-Legal Aid
outlines, this appears
to restrict both international
and national organization's 
.....in the country
 

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2016 Arab Forum
for Sustainable Development

Organized by the
UN Economic and Social
Commission for West Asia

Amman, Jordan
29-30 May, 2016

 

The Role of Civil Society in
Achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals 2030

 

Fateh Azzam

Asfari Institute
for Civil Society
and Citizenship

The American University
of Beirut

 

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انقر هنا

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OSCE Guidelines
on Freedom of
Peaceful Assembly
(2010)

 

Contains important
and useful guidelines
for legislation for and
interpretation of
the right
to peaceful assembly
under human rights law.

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United Nations
High Commissioner
for
Human Rights
to the
Human Rights
council

Practical Recommendations

for the
Creation and Maintenance
of a Safe and Enabling
Environment
for civil Society
Based on
Good Practices
and
Lessons Learned

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Lebanon's disappeared
children
 
The darker side of
international adoption  

 
  
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Do Beirut elections

mark birth of

new

?Arab citizens
 
 
 
 
 
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Local funding
is not just an
 option anymore—
it’s an imperative
 
 
 
 
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On Orphans, Adoption
and Islam
 
This article responds to
Yusra Gomaa’s piece on altM
Placing Muslim orphans into real homes

 
 
 


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Press Release

Joint Letter
to the United Nations
Secretary General
from
Civil Society Actors
in Lebanon
on the Occasion
of the World

Humanitarian Summit

Istanbul
May 2016
daleel-madani.org


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Qatar 
Lack of civil society
 space hinders work
of human rights
defenders
says new
GCHR report

http://www.gc4hr.org/news/view/1191

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إطلاق العدد الجديد من مجلة الوضع

  وسط الجو الصاخب لمؤتمر
رابطة دراسات الشرق الأوسط (ميسا)،
 يسعدنا نحن والمؤسسات الشريكة
 لنا أن نعلن عن إطلاق
 عدد الوضع (2.3)

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