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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.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 5pm-7pm

Exploring response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Europe

A panel discussion will be held on the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe and the current European state policies towards refugees. This panel will bring together representatives of European countries, European Union commission and United Nations to provide their insight and perspective into the ongoing refugee crisis and explore responses at the local, national, and international level.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 5pm-7pm

Abdel Bari Atwan - Nadim Makdisi Memorial Fund Annual Lecture


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٢٤ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٥

بالتعاون مع دائرة الصحة البيئية، السلامة ومعالجة المخاطر في الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت
حلقة نقاش

هل للمحارق دور في حل أزمة النفايات المنزلية الصلبة في لبنان؟
مع ميريام مراد، محمد بركي، وناجي قديح

استمع للندوة

November 18th, 2015

In Collaboration with the World Bank

Report Launch
Lebanon Economic Monitor Fall 2015:
The Great Capture

Audio ||| Video

November 17th, 2015

The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative in collaboration with The Palestinian Oral History Archive Project and the University Libraries

Discussion and screenings
Photography and Oral History


٥ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٥

حلقة نقاش
إلى باريس مع تغيّر المناخ
لبنان في المؤتمر ٢١ لدول الأطراف

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

October 22nd, 2015

In partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Lebanon Office
Urban Inequalities and Poverty in Lebanon: What can be learned from the Social Market Economy?
: English ||| Arabic

Audio ||| Video Part 1 ||| Video Part 2 ||| Arabic Summmary

٢٢ أيلول ٢٠١٥

خطة معالجة النفايات المنزلية الصلبة
التي أقرّها مجلس الوزراء اللبناني قرار رقم ١ في ٩/٩/٢٠١٥

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

September 18th, 2015

Lecture & Discussion
Human Development and the Arab Spring - Five Years On
with Randall Kuhn
Associate Professor, University of Denver

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary ||| Presentation


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