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IFI Past Events 2014-2015
June 29, 2015

Lecture & Discussion
Communism, Radicalism, and Social Justice in the Eastern Mediterranean
with
Ilham Khuri-Makdisi & Sana Tannoury Karam

Summary




June 11th, 2015

Panel discussion
In collaboration with the United Nations in Lebanon
Challenges to Financing Middle-Income Countries Facing Crises
with
Sigrid Kaag, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Rayya El Hassan, Former Lebanese Minister of Finance
Erik Solheim, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD
Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Regional Director for the MENA Region
Nasser Saidi, Former Minister of Economy & Trade and Minister of Industry & First VG of BDL

Audio | Video | English Press Release | Arabic Press Release


May 18th, 2015

Lecture
Social Policy and the “Arab Spring”
Dr. Hassan Hammoud
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lebanese American University

Audio | Video | Summary

May 15th, 2015

Report Launch
The Way Forward to Safeguard Water in Lebanon:
National Water Integrity Risk Assessment

with an opening statement by H.E. Arthur Nazarian, Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Audio | Video | H.E Arthur Nazarian speech

May 7th, 2015
The End of Development and Beginning of History: prospects for thinking, practice and justice in the Middle East
Bruce Currie-Alder, IDRC MENA Director & Samir Makdisi, AUB

Audio | Video | Summary

May 4th, 2015
Egypt's Moment of Truth Challenges and opportunities confronting socio-political actors
Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid, Former Egyptian MP and Senator

Audio | Video

April 27th, 2015
In collaboration with Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and Food Security Program at the American University of Beirut, The Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) held a presentation of its seventh annual report: Food Security in Arab Countries Challenges and Prospects

Video | Audio | AFED's 7th Anual Report


April 22nd, 2015
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs cordially held a seminar on:
(Re)making Libya, Four years after the revolution

الخميس ٩ نيسان ٢٠١٥

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية ندوة موضوعها
أزمة اليمن: أسبابها ومآلاتها
شارك فيها د. فواز طرابلسي؛ د. سعود المولى؛ العميد الركن هاني نخلة


استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة



April 8, 2015

IFI held a Symposium on
"A Quarter Century after the End of the Civil War Did We Turn a New Page?"
with
Carmen Abou Jaoude, Fabrizio Carboni, Wadad Halwani

Audio | Video | Summary

March 20th, 2015
 

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a panel discussion
Economics of Climate Change: The Cost of Doing Nothing

Audio 1 | Audio 2 | Video


March 19th, 2015

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture
Syria and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees
by Tendayi Achiume
Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA

Audio | Video | Summary

الأربعاء ١٨ آذار ٢٠١٥

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية ندوة موضوعها
الجمهوريّة ورئاستها: بين ممارسة الأمس والتطلّع إلى الغد
فخامة الرئيس العماد ميشال سليمان

استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة | ملخّص الندوة



March 17th, 2015
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture
The Geopolitics of Iran's Nuclear Program
with Vijay Prashad
IFI's Senior Research Fellow

Audio | Video


الجمعة ١٣ آذار ٢٠١٥

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية بالتعاون مع مركز الأصفري للمجتمع المدني والمواطنة الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت ندوة موضوعها
المحكمة الجنائية الدولية بعد توقيع ومصادقة دولة فلسطين على معاهدة روما
راجي صوراني
محام متخصص في حقوق الإنسان في قطاع غزة في فلسطين

استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة



March 12th, 2015

IFI's Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program held a lecture
China's "Going Out": Transnational Intersections of Food, Energy and Urban Development
with Dr. Jia-Ching Chen
Visiting Scholar in Sociology at Brown University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Academia Sinica

Audio | Video


March 11, 2015

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture
Implications of widening access to higher education in the Arab world: Implementing a holistic lifelong learning policy
with Dr. Dina Kiwan
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies, AUB

Audio | Video | Arabic Summary | English Summary




March 2, 2015

The Issam Fares Institute held a panel discussion The Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Neighboring Countries
Dr. Şaban Kardaş, Dr. Ferhat Pirinççi and Mr. Oytun Orhan, Middle East Strategic Research Center (ORSAM) – Turkey

Audio | Video | English Summary | Arabic Summary



February 13, 2015

The Issam Fares Institute held a book launch and public lecture What is Arab and Middle Eastern in a philosophy of nonviolence?
Chibli Mallat , Professor of Law, University of Utah

Audio | Video | Arabic Summary





January 22, 2015

The Issam Fares Institute held a lecture entitled:
Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon
Melani Cammett , Professor of Government, Harvard University

Audio | Video | Summary

January 8, 2015

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a public lecture entitled:
Marketing Utopia: The Pragmatic Realities of the Islamic State
Peter Harling, Regional Analyst and Former Advisor to the Special Envoy to Syria

Audio | Video | Summary


 





December 2, 2014
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held an open discussion as part of its series "The Ambassador in the Academy"
The Art of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Contemporary Challenges to an Ancient Profession
with H.E. François Barras, Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon

Audio | Video | Summary

December 1, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a Director's Policy Series Lecture
A Catalyst for Socio-Economic Transformation: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy with Dr. Aida Essaid Director of the Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation, Jordan

Audio | Video | Summary




الأربعاء ١٩ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٤

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية ندوة بعنوان
من حالة الثورة الى بناء الدولة: تعثر الإنتقال في ليبيا د. طارق متري


استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة



November 14, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute's Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World Program held a seminar and book launch:
UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: From Relief and Works to Human Development

Audio | Video | Summary






November 13, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute held a lecture entitled:
Why does social policy matter for Lebanon and the wider MENA region?
Rana Jawad, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Bath


Audio | Video | Summary

November 8, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute held a lecture entitled:
The Experience of an Environmental Policy-Maker
Ivonne A-Baki, Secretary of State for Yasuni-ITT Initiative, Republic of Ecuador

Audio | Video





 

 

٦ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٤

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية
بالتعاون مع برامج الدراسات العليا في التخطيط المدني
والسياسات المدنية والتصميم المدني في قسم الهندسة المعمارية والتصميم ندوة حول
لمين الدالية؟ نقاش حول مفهوم الملكية، القوانين الحاكمة، والبعد البيئي لمنطقة الدالية

شاهد الندوة | استمع للندوة | ملخص للندوة

November 6, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute and the The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies held a lecture entitled:
Palestinian Neoliberalism and the Regional Context
Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

Audio | Video | Summary







November 4-5, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recently held an International Experts Meeting entitled:
Towards a Roadmap for Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region

In the News
Lorient Le Jour

Conference report

Audio:
Opening Remarks | Panel 1 | Panel 2 | Panel 3 | Panel 4 | Panel 5 | Panel 6
Video:
Opening Remarks | Panel 1 | Panel 2 | Panel 3 | Panel 4 | Panel 5 | Panel 6


٢٩ تشرين الأول ٢٠١٤

اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون

الدولية ندوة حول ضبط الإيجار وسياسة الإخلاء

استمع للندوة | شاهد الندوة | ملّخص الندوة













October 24, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute 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 Agenda | English Agenda

Audio:
Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

Video:
Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

October 20, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute's Climate Change and Environment Program held a panel discussion on:
Drought Policy, Governance, and Management Systems in the MENA Region
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; IFI Program Research Director

Agenda

Audio | Video | Summary








October 13, 2014

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

Audio | Video | Summary

October 8, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute, 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"
Rania Masri, Associate Director at The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship;
Roula Hamati, Research and Advocacy Officer at Insan Association;
Nisreen Kaj, Marta Bogdanska and Francisca Ankrah, from the "Mixed Feelings" project.

Video | Audio | Summary









October 2, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute 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
Salim Tamari
Editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds and professor of sociology at Birzeit University and an adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University

Audio | Video | Summary



October 1, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute held a lecture and open discussion entitled:
Pivoting, Advancing or Retreating? Washington tries to cope with a chaotic Middle East in a Changing Global Order
Dr. Michael C. Hudson
Saif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and International Relations, Emeritus, Georgetown University and Professor of Political Science, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and an IFI Visiting Scholar.

Summary | Audio | Video











September 29, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute & The Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Policy and Design (MUPP-MUD) at the Department of Architecture & Design, FEA-AUB held a lecture as part of "The Social Justice and the City Lecture Series for Fall 2014" entitled:
"The Paradox of Citizenship and Justice in Divided Societies: Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and South Africa"
by Professor Lynn Staeheli from Durham University

Lecture Series Poster | Lecture Series details

Summary | Audio | Video

September 28, 2014

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

Summary

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






September 24, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute held a lecture entitled:
Islam, Human Rights and the Possibility of Reasonable Pluralism: A case from the Tunisian constitution
Dr. Zaid Eyadat
Dean of the School of International Studies and Political Science at the University of Jordan.

Summary | Audio | Video

September 19, 2014

At the occasion of the International Day of Peace, The Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon held a University Debate entitled:
"PROSPECTS FOR PEACE IN A TROUBLED REGION"
H.E. Angelina Eichhorst, Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon
Rami G. Khouri, IFI Senior Public Policy Fellow
Jean-Paul Chami, Director of Peace Labz
H.E Homer A. Mavrommatis, Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon

Summary | Audio | Video





September 12, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute held a public lecture and open discussion entitled:
Surviving and Serving under Occupation in Jerusalem:The Case of Al-Makassed Hospital
Dr. Rafiq Husseini
Director of Al-Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem

Summary | Audio | Video


September 9, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute and the Arab NGO Network for Development held a book launch and panel discussion on Adib Nehme’s latest book,
The People Want to Overthrow Which Regime? "The Neopatrimonial State and the Arab Spring"
Adib Nehme- Regional Advisor – ESCWA
Fawwaz Traboulsi – American University of Beirut
Tareq Tell – American University of Beirut
Ziad Abdel Samad – Arab NGO Network for Development
Rami Khouri – IFI Senior Public Policy Fellow

Summary | Video | Audio 1 | Audio 2



 
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