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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.
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July 24, 2014

The United Nations in the Arab World Program and the International Affairs Program at IFI cordially held a public lecture and open discussion Can Insights from Eliminating Chemical Weapons in Syria Benefit Inclusive Multilateralism in the Middle East?" with Sigrid Kaag, Head of the Joint Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – United Nations Mission in Syria (UN-OPCW)

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June 13, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion entitled:
Systematic Country Diagnostics: The World Bank’s response to social justice demands in the Middle East?
with
Kaushik Basu and Shantayanan Devarajan

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June, 9, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a roundtable discussion entitled: Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare
with Gareth Porter

Audio | Video | Summary

Media:
Al-Akhbar English




May 26, 2014

The UN in the Arab World Program and the Human Rights Research Project held a talk entitled: "The UN in the Arab region: The Human Rights Agenda Reconsidered"
with John Pace

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May 23, 2014

The Research, Advocacy and Public Policy-making program held the launch of the Monograph. Overview of Policy Research Institutes in the Arab World, 2010-2014

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May 21, 2014

The Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program held a conference on Building the case for Sustainable Transportation in the Arab World
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Audio:
Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4

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Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4

Media:
AUB | Lebanon Files




May 19, 2014

The Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World held a A Policy Forum Addressing the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Lebanon

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Audio:
Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4

Media:
LBCI | Al-Akhbar







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News

  • HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS AND THE ARAB COUNTRIES: The Case of Egypt. Research Report by by Ibrahim Abdel Gelil, Arabian Gulf University

  • Listen to Rami Khouri comments on Gaza mediation efforts on July 21,2014 BBC world service

  • WPS #23: Climate Change in Lebanon: Higher-order Regional Impacts from Agriculture
    Nadim Farajalla, American University of Beirut Eduardo A. Haddad, Nereus Lab University of San Paolo
    Marina Camargo, Nereus Lab University of San Paolo
    Ricardo Lopes, Nereus Lab University of San Paolo
    Flavio Vieira, Nereus Lab University of San Paolo

  • Dr. Nadim Farajalla, Faculty Research Director of #IFI's Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program, calls for increased government transparency after Lebanon moves forward with plan to import water from Turkey, having failed to impose any restrictions on water usage. Read more

  • IFI's Climate Change in the Arab World program held a National Consultation Meeting on Water Management Integrity in Lebanon. The meeting comes within the context of the Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa, implemented with the financial support of the Stockholm International Water Institute. Read more||| Project Summary

  • Check out Newsletter No.26 - April 2014 - Special Edition

  • The Research, Advocacy and Public Policy Program (RAPP) at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs is issuing a call for proposals for papers to be presented during a meeting entitled “Policy Research Institutes (PRIs): The State of Emergent Stakeholders in Public Policy-making in the Arab World”. Deadline for proposal submission is August 15, 2014. Read more

  • IFI announces the availability of two positions for 12-Month full-time as catalogers/indexers with the Palestinian Oral History Archive project at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, starting September 2014. Deadline for Application is July 20, 2014. Read TOR

  • IFI's Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program has been selected to be the Lebanese National Partner to the “Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa” funded by the Stockholm International Water Institute.
    Click here for more details

  • Keynote speaker Rami G. Khouri to Class of 2014: Build an Arab world that allows people to express their individuality

  • IFI announces the availability of two post-doctoral fellowships in public policy and international affairs at AUB for the full academic year 2014-2015 starting September 1, 2014. Read more
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