Program

​​​Tackling Fatigue and Building Resilience for Refugees and Host Communities
AUB4Refugees 2nd Forum, November 27–28, 2018

#​AUB4Refugees

Day 1
November 27, 2018
9:00–9:30 am Registration

9:30–10:30 am Welcoming Notes
Lina Choueiri
Associate Provost and
Co-Chair for AUB4Refugees Initiative

Nasser Yassin
Director of Research, Issam Fares Institute
for Public Policy and International Affairs and
Faculty of Health Sciences
Co-Chair for AUB4Refugees Initiative

Opening Session
Fadlo R. Khuri
President of the American University of Beirut

Tarek Mitri
Director of Issam Fares Institute for Public
Policy and International Affairs

Philippe Lazzarini
UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

Mireille Girard
UNHCR Representative

H.E. Mouin El Merheby
Minister of State for Displaced Affairs

10:30–11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00 am–12:30 pm Session 1: Tackling Fatigue in Host Communities and Refugees
Moderator: George Ghali
Executive Director, ALEF-act for human rights

Yara Mourad
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and
International Affairs

Youssef Fawaz
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering
and Architecture and Al-Majmoua

Faysal El-Kak
Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty
of Medicine

Nadim Farajalla
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and
International Affairs

Rima Habib
Faculty of Health Sciences

12:30–1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30–3:00 pm Session 2: Building Resilience in Health
Moderator: Virginie Lefèvre
Program and Partnerships Coordinator,
Amel Association

Mohamad Alameddine
Faculty of Health Sciences

Fouad M. Fouad
Faculty of Health Sciences

Brigitte Khoury
Faculty of Medicine

Mona Osman
Faculty of Medicine and Global Health Institute

Chaza Akik
Faculty of Health Sciences

Lamis Jomaa
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

3:00–3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30–5:00 pm Session 3: Building Resilience in Education
Moderator: Massa Mufti-Hamwi
Co-Founder and Chair, Sonbola Group for
Education and Development

Brooke El Amine
Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service

Ziad Shaaban
Regional External Programs, Continuing
Education Center

Hana El Ghali
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy
and International Affairs

Malek Tabbal
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Leadership,
Equity and Diversity (LEAD) initiative

Shadi Saleh
Global Health Institute and Faculty
of Health Sciences

​Day 2
November 28, 2018

9:00–9:30 am Registration

9:30–11:00 am Session 1: Building Resilient Livelihoods
Moderator: Tarek Osseiran
Country Programme Manager, UN-Habitat

Randa Salamoun
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

Dounia Salameh
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and
Architecture and Issam Fares Institute for Public
Policy and International Affairs

Sarah Kouzi
Center for Civic Engagement and Community
Service

Karim Najjar
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and
Architecture

Mona Hallak
AUB Neighborhood Initiative

Hounaida El Jurdi
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

11:00 am–12:00 pm Session 2: Students Reacting to the Crisis
Moderator: Sobhiya Najjar
Journalist and News Reporter, LBCI

AUB Student Clubs and Societies

12:00–12:30 pm Coffee Break

12:30–1:30 pm Roundtable on Future Prospects for Syrian Refugees, and the Safe and Voluntary Return
Moderator: Rouba Mhaissen
Founder and Director, Sawa for Development
and Aid

Samer Jabbour
Faculty of Health Sciences

Carmen Geha
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Sari Hanafi
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Ziad El Sayegh
Expert in Public Policies and Refugees

1:30 pm Closing Remarks

Nasser Yassin
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and
International Affairs, Faculty of Health Sciences,
Co-Chair for AUB4Refugees Initiative​