American Univesity of Beirut

Our Work



At the Neighborhood Initiative we play a catalyst role. We listen to our neighbors, mainly through continuous, mostly informal meetings; identify intersections between their concerns and university expertise; conceptualize research and outreach activities, and raise funds.

Once we plant the seed, we become facilitators by forming multidisciplinary teams; coordinating and managing activities; offering logistical support; and facilitating implementation.

Continuously, we are advocates of the neighborhood.  We facilitate contact with the public sector and decision makers; promote the neighborhood in high-level policy discussions; encourage AUB community to get involved in serving the neighborhood; bring neighbors’ concerns and possible solutions to the attention of policymakers.

Topics of Interest​

Since its formation, the Neighborhood ​Initiative has been engaged in a range of research and outreach projects and activities that focus on the following thematic areas:​

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