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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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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


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October 24, 2014
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 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

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Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

October 20, 2014

The Climate Change and Environment Program at IFI held a panel discussion on: Drought Policy, Governance, and Management Systems in the MENA Region with Fidele Byiringiro; Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Development and Productivity Division (SDPD), ESCWA
Manfred Lange; Director, The Energy, Environment, and Water Research Center, Cyprus Institute
Nadim Farajalla; Program Research Director, Associate Professor of Environmental Hydrology at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, AUB
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October 13, 2014

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

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October 8, 2014

IFI, 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"
Panelists in the informal discussion included Rania Masri, Associate Director at The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship; Roula Hamati, Research and Advocacy Officer at Insan Association; and Nisreen Kaj, Marta Bogdanska and Francisca Ankrah, from the "Mixed Feelings" project. This project is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation – Middle East Office..

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October 2, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs and the AUB Libraries held a lecture and open discussion entitled: Photography as Propaganda The War Photography of Khalil Raad in the Palestine/Sinai Front During WW1 with Salim Tamari is the editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds and; he is a professor of sociology at Birzeit University and an adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University

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Recent Publications


 

News

  • Call for Expression of Interest:
    Trainers for the Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the MENA region
  • WPS #24: Operation Protective Edge & Legal Remedies
    Noura Erakat, Assistant Professor,George Mason University and a Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya e-zine
    Bianca C. Isaias, Third-year J.D. student at NYU School of Law
    Salmah Rizvi, 2L at NYU School of Law on a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

  • Sustainable Transportation Series
    A series of seven policy memos was produced, based on the papers presented during the conference on “Building the Case for Sustainable Transportation in the Arab World

  • Filippo Grandi joined IFI on 18 September, 2014 as IFI Senior Research Fellow in UN and International Affairs at the American University in Beirut. He is planning to write a book of reflections on his 30 years of international work and will use this time researching on topics of relevance to this project with IFI’s support, and sharing thoughts and ideas with faculty and students.

  • Check out Issam Fares Institute Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson's latest commentary for the Daily Star titled "Faithfully, new Mideastern war beckons"
     
  • Rami Khouri talks to Tennessee World Affairs Council Global Focus about the crises sweeping the Middle East. Watch

  • War on Gaza will strengthen Palestine as both a state & a national resistance - a piece by IFI MA Director, Karim Makdisi

  • CNN's Rosemary Church speaks to IFI Director, Rami Khouri on how to fight ISIS. Watch Video


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


  • 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

  • Check out Newsletter No.26 - May-July 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'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 by the Stockholm International Water Institute and partners with the financial support of the Swedish government.
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  • AUB Keynote speaker Rami G. Khouri to Class of 2014: Build an Arab world that allows people to express their individuality

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