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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.
Upcoming Events 
Thursday November 6, 2014
1:00-3:00pm | Issam Fares Institute - Auditorium, AUB

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies cordially invite you to a seminar on Palestinian Neoliberalism and the Regional Context with Adam Hanieh

الخميس ٦ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٤ | ٦:٣٠ - ٨:٠٠ مساءً
مبنى الهندسة المعمارية، قاعة المحاضرات | الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت

بالتعاون مع برامج الدراسات العليا في التخطيط المدني والسياسات المدنية والتصميم المدني في قسم الهندسة المعمارية والتصميم يدعوكم لندوة حول
لمين الدالية؟ نقاش حول مفهوم الملكية، القوانين الحاكمة، والبعد البيئي لمنطقة الدالية

هذه الندوة جزء من سلسلة محاضرات بعنوان العدالة الاجتماعية والمدينة لخريف ٢٠١٤


Recent Events


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اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون

الدولية ندوة حول ضبط الإيجار وسياسة الإخلاء

استمع للندوة| شاهد الندوة




October 24, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held a seminar on Housing Policies, Rent Control, and Property Taxation in Lebanon: Towards a Socially Just Model of Urban Development

Arabic Poster | English Poster

Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

October 20, 2014

The Issam Fares Insitute's Climate Change and Environmenti n the Arab world held a panel discussion on: Drought Policy, Governance, and Management Systems in the MENA Region


Audio | Video | Summary


October 13, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute and the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at AUB held a panel discussion entitled: Intervention: Limits of US Power?
Vijay Prashad, IFI Senior Research Fellow
Lisa Hajjar, Edward Said Chair of American Studies, CASAR

Audio | Video | Summary

October 8, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute, in collaboration with AUB’s Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, held an informal discussion to launch a week-long photo exhibition entitled: "Mixed Feelings: Racism and 'Othering' in Lebanon from a Lebanese Perspective"
Video | Audio | Summary



October 2, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute and the AUB Libraries held a lecture and open discussion with Salim Tamari entitled: Photography as Propaganda: The War Photography of Khalil Raad in the Palestine/Sinai Front During WW1 

Audio | Video | Summary


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