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UN in the Arab World
Lectures and Open Panel Discussions







March 4th, 2016

Lecture and open discussion
Doctors on the Frontlines: Medical Humanitarian Challenges
by
Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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February 15th, 2016

In collaboration with PPIA-PSPA, CAMES, and CASAR
Lecture
The Future Nature of Conflict: How War Will Evolve
Major General A.D. Gawn, MBE, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO.

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September 28, 2014


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a one-day symposium Israel's War on Gaza: Political, Moral, and Legal Accountability

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Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Closing Remarks


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Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Closing Remarks



July 24, 2014


United Nations in the Arab World Program and the International Affairs Program at IFI held a public lecture and open discussion entitled: "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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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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February 25, 2014


The Bill and Sally Hambrecht Distinguished Peacemakers Lectures at AUB with the United Nations in the Arab World Program and the Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World Program held an event entitled: Crossroads of Crisis: Yarmouk, Syria, and the Predicament of Palestine Refugees by Filippo Grandi

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October 24, 2013


Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture:"The United Nations in Lebanon: Resolution 1701 and the Impact of Crises in the Region" by Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

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April 29, 2013


The Bill and Sally Hambrecht Distinguished Peacemakers Lectures at AUB with The United Nations in the Arab World Program held a lecture The United Nations: After the Iraq War & the Arab Awakening by Richard Falk

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April 19, 2013


The UN in the Arab World Program at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture Global Trends – Is the World Getting Better? by Jan Egeland

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April 18, 2013


The UN in the Arab World Program at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture Unstateable Palestine: A History of Proving Political Worthiness via International Commissions by Lori A. Allen  

March 7, 2013


Institute for Palestine Studies in collaboration with Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs cordially invite you to a CONFERENCE: Jerusalem Discourse and Future Challenges.
Please find herewithin: the program of the conference in English and Arabic |||  Poster  |||  Press Release.   
Media Coverage: AlSafir
 

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February 12, 2013


The United Nations in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture and discussion "Exploring the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine: Perspectives from the Global South" by Dr. Rama Mani.

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December 14, 2012

The IFI's United Nations in the Arab World Program Cordially held a presentation of the findings of an IFI research study entitled Irish Peacekeeping in Lebanon: A Historical, Political and Socio-Cultural Study by Rita Sakr.

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Media Coverage: Al Anwar ||| NNA ||| Lebanon Files ||| Al-Mustaqbal


May 23, 2012
"Completing the Circle: Peacebuilding as Colonial Practice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory", an informal talk with Mandy Turner, Council for British Research in the Levant, Lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, and co-Editor of "The Palestinian People and the Political economy of De-development".

Audio ||| Forthcoming article, "Completing the Circle: Peacebuilding as Colonial Practice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory" International Peacekeeping, Vol 19, No. 5 November 2012


May 17, 2012
IFI and The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) at AUB, "The Responsibility to Protect: An Unconventional History of Postwar Interventions", with Siba Grovogui, Johns Hopkins University.

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May 7, 2012
IFI's UN in the Arab World program and the department of Political Studies and Public Administration at AUB, "Pacifying Lebanon: Towards a Research Agenda on Global Peace Governance" with Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, visiting scholar at Columbia University.

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April 20, 2012

IFI's UN in the Arab World and Palestinian Camps programs jointly invite you to a lecture and open discussion, "UNRWA's long-term humanitarianism: The politics of living in a Palestinian refugee camp", with Ilana Feldman, Associate Professor, Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University.

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February 21, 2012
"Revolution and International Law: Can the UNDP be a Site of Reimagining the Future?" with Michael Fakhri, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law.

Audio ||| Read Fakhri's article in al-akhbar english: "Arab Uprisings: Approach to Law"


December 20, 2011
"Security and Development: International Norms and Radicalization of Aid", with Pénélope Larzillière, Visiting Scholar at IFI and Senior Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD-Paris).

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December 20, 2011
"Was There Any Progress at the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations in Durban?", with Ibrahim Abdel Gelil, Professor of the Academic Chair of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan AI Nahayan and Director of the Environmental Management Programme, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain, Habib Maalouf, President of the Lebanese Environment Party and environmental columnist for the As-Safir Lebanese daily, and Vahakn Kabakian, Head of the Lebanese delegation negotiating in Durban and climate change advisor to the office of the Minister of Environment.


December 16, 2011
Co-sponsoered with Al-Akhbar Research Unit, "The Politics of International Justice", with John Cerone, Director of the New England School of Law′s Center for International Law and Policy.


December 14, 2011
A panel discussion with distinguished speakers from AUB and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), "What is the Role of Humanitarian Organizations in Shaping Global Politics? Exploring the Perception and Impact of MSF in Countries of Intervention".

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November 30, 2011
With the RAPP program's Human Rights Project, "The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: International Justice or International Intervention?" with Nidal Jurdi, Political Studies and Public Administration department, AUB, and Omar Nashabe, columnist and founder of the Research Unit at Al-Akhbar newspaper.

Watch Video ||| Read Nidal Jurdi's article:
"The Subject-Matter Jurisdiction of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon", Journal of International Criminal Justice, Volume 5, Issue 5, Pp. 1125-1138

January 18, 2011
"Supervising a Temporary Truce, Working for a Permanent Peace: UNTSO's Ongoing Mission in the Middle East", with Major General Robert Mood, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff at United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

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December 20, 2010

Co-organzed with IFI's Climate Change program "Assessing the Cancun Climate Change Summit: Views from Within", a panel discussion with Karim Makdisi, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, AUB, and Associate Director, Issam Fares Institute, Sara El Choufi, Climate Change Program Coordinator, Issam Fares Institute, Vahakn Kabakian, Project Manager, Second National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Lebanese Ministry of Environment, and Habib Maalouf, President of the Lebanese Environment Party, and Environmental Columnist for As Safir Lebanese newspaper

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October 11, 2010

"Is it Wrong or Illegal? Situating the Gaza Blockade between International Law and the UN Response", with Noura Erakat, Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights Law, Georgetown University

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June 7, 2010

"The Goldstone Report", with Goldstone Panel members: Hina Jilani, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Desmond Travers, Former Officer of the Irish Army

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April 1, 2010

"Understanding the International Criminal Court (ICC): Mandate, Scope and Relevance for the Arab Region", with Fadi El Abdallah, Associate Legal Outreach Officer at the International Criminal Court

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February 22, 2010

Closed Panel Discussion with Senior Norwegian Delegation. A group of experts from the Middle East and Norway convened to discuss the prominent issues concerning the Middle East.

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12 Janunary, 2010

"Negotiating the UN Convention Against Corruption : Lessons and Norms Pertaining to the Arab World", with Muhyieddeen Touq, Commissioner General for Human Rights in Jordan, and Former Chair of the Ad-Hoc Committee for the Negotiation of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

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December 23, 2009

"Assessing the Copenhagen Summit: Views from within", an informal panel discussion with Lebanese participants at the Copenhagen COP15 Climate Change summit with Karim Makdisi, IFI Associate Director, and Assistant Professor of International Relations in the department of Political Studies and Public Administration, AUB, Nadim Farajalla, IFI Faculty Research Director for the Climate Change program, and Associate Professor of Water Resources, AUB, Samar Malek, Head of the Legal Affairs Division, Ministry of Environment, Lebanon, Naji Kodeih, Policy Advisor, IndyAct - The League of Independent Activists, and Habib Maalouf, Head of the Lebanese Environment Party, and Columnist for As-Safir Lebanese newspaper


September 30, 2009

"Debating the UN Security Council: The United Kingdom's Role, Experiences, and Interests", with Nick Hopton, Deputy Director and Head of International Organizations Department, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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May 15, 2009

"An Irish Soldier's experience of Peacekeeping in Lebanon 1991-2007", with Donncha Cuttriss, Former Irish soldier in UNIFIL I and II

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