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  • Leila Kabalan, Program Coordinator at the institute, writes for Executive Magazine about gentrification and displacement challenges in the Mar Mikhael neighborhood and initiatives within the Social Justice and the City project to counter that narrative. Read more

  • The UN General Assembly is hosting a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants. Nasser Yassin provides his perspective in this short interview.

  • On July 20th the Social Justice and the City program held a closed workshop on the case study of the neighborhood of Mar Mikhael (Beirut) where property exchanges and building activities usher a rapid transformation of the social and spatial quality of the neighborhood in the coming years.
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  • هل يستطيع الشعب إسقاط النظام والدولة لا تزال قائمة؟ تأمل في المعضلة الرئيسية للانتفاضة العربية
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  • Check out a recent AUB MainGate interview with former Issam Fares Institute Research Fellow Filippo Grandi, now United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “Globalization isn’t only about Internet or fast travel, it’s also about sharing in the more complex challenges it brings, including higher human mobility and the obligation to help those in need.”

  • Dr. Ali Ahmad, Director of our Energy Policy and Security Program, directed a workshop entitled “Nuclear energy for the Gulf: Key questions and opportunities” as part of the annual Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University. The workshop hosted a number of regional and international experts and discussed three main topics: regional nuclear security and the impact of Iran’s nuclear deal; comparative economics of nuclear power with traditional and renewable energy resources; and available nuclear technologies for the Gulf market.

  • Implementing action plans to promote water integrity in Lebanon
    We recently held a closed-door workshop on water integrity in the MENA region. Within the capacity-building program on water integrity in Lebanon, the first alumni meeting in Lebanon took place on July 27, 2016. The meeting aimed to guide the alumni members to the successful implementation of their action plans to promote water integrity in Lebanon. To learn more about water integrity in Lebanon:
    Policy Brief: English ||| Arabic Research Report: English ||| Arabic

  • The Issam Fares Institute has recently partnered with Refugees Deeply to highlight our studies on the current legal status of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and a critical assessment of UN cash assistance for Syrian refugees. This is based on the research of the Institute’s affiliated scholars Maja Yanmyr and Daniel Masterson, respectively.

  • Affiliated Scholar Maja Janmyr’s latest article published in the Third World Quarter: Human rights and Nubian mobilisation in Egypt: towards recognition of indigeneity

  • New joint-study on entrepreneurship opportunities for women refugees
    We are pleased to announce that the Issam Fares Institute has received a three-year research grant to initiate a joint research partnership. The project will focus on how to use grassroots micro-entrepreneurship as a sustainable means for poverty alleviation among women refugees. This research project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK’s Department for International Development. Read more

  • Rami G Khouri Senior Public Policy Fellow at Issam Fares Institute writes a column for Al Jazeera English on A defeated sanctions vote in the US should worry Israel.

  • The Issam Fares Institute organized a two-day First Draft Evaluation Workshop for the Labor Movements and the Quest for Social Justice in the Arab World research initiative, in partnership with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society & Citizenship. Read more

  • Workshop Summary: In a joint collaboration, the Issam Fares Institute and the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at AUB conducted a two-day workshop to promote evidence-informed policy-making and knowledge translation among Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on non-communicable diseases in Lebanon. Read more

  • The Economist interviewed our Director of Research, Nasser Yassin, on the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. 'Caught by geography - Syria's neighbours bear a heavy burden'


Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 4pm - 6pm
Issam Fares Institute Conference Room (4th floor) AUB (Green Oval)

Post-UN General Assembly Summit on Refugees and Migrants
Dr. Shadi Karam, Chief Advisor to the Lebanese Prime Minister
Mrs. Mireille Girard,UNHCR Representative in Lebanon
Moderated by Dr. Tarek Mitri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | 5pm - 7pm
Issam Fares Institute Auditorium, AUB (Green Oval)

book launch
From Time to Time
Samir Khalaf, Professor of Sociology, AUB
Opening Remarks by
Fadlo Khuri, President of AUB
Tarek Mitri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute
Chibli Mallat, Presidential Professor of Law, University of Utah
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