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IFI Past Events 2015-2016
July 20th, 2016

Lecture and discussion
Time for a ‘ New New Social Contract’ in the Arab World
Zafiris Tzannatos

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

July 14th, 2016

Lecture and discussion
Projecting Sovereignty: UN Aid and the Syrian Regime
Reinoud Leenders, Reader in International Politics and Middle East Studies, King’s College London

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

June 30th, 2016

Lecture and Discussion
Imagining Citizenship in Beirut: Orders of Discourse and Ethics of Commitment
Marten Boekelo, PhD

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

June 28th, 2016

Lecture and Discussion
Urban Refugee Access to Quality Education in Lebanon and Around the World: Preliminary Findings from a Teachers College Study
Elizabeth Buckner

Presentation ||| Audio ||| Video ||| Summary in Arabic

June 15th, 2016

In collaboration with the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
One-Day Workshop
The Effects of the Syrian Crisis on the Neighboring Countires

Agenda ||| Audio ||| Video 1 ||| Video 2

Friday June 3rd, 2016

In collaboration with
Institut Français du Liban and Dar Al-Tanweer
Lecture and discussion
Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Middle East Perspective
Thomas Piketty, Professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

June 1st, 2016

In collaboration with SPARK NGO
Lecture and Open Discussion
For a Better Future for Syria and Lebanon: Investing in People to Rebuild the Post-Conflict Syrian Economy
Stefan Dercon Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

May 30th,2016

In collaboration with CAMES
Book Launch
Memories of Palestine and the Syrian Present: Two Book Launches
Rosemary Sayigh & Anaheed Al-Hardan

Audio 1 ||| Audio 2 ||| Video 1 ||| Video 1

May 30th, 2016

In collaboration with the The YouCitizen Research Project
One-day symposium
Youth Citizenship in Lebanon: Promoting Citizenship, Enacting Citizenship

Audio ||| Video 1 ||| Video 2 ||| Conference Report

May 26th, 2016

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Oxfam in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

The Lebanon Water Forum, 2016.
“Rethinking Water Service Provision in Lebanon”

Audio ||| Video 1 ||| Video 2 ||| Video 3 ||| Conference Report

٢٠ أيار ٢٠١٦

الصراع حول المياه في حوض النيل من يدفع الثمن؟
د. ابراهيم الأمين
وزير سابق في السودان وباحث سياسي واجتماعي
استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

١٨ أيار ٢٠١٦

هل من مستقبل لجامعة الدول العربية؟
السفير ناصيف يوسف حتي
مسؤول وسفير سابق لجامعة الدول العربية

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

١٢-١٣ أيار ٢٠١٦

روسيا والعالم العربي

تقرير عن المؤتمر
استمع للجلسة الاولى ||| استمع للجلسة الثانية ||| استمع للجلسة الثالثة
شاهد الجلسة الاولى ||| شاهد الجلسة الثانية ||| شاهد الجلسة الثالثة

١٠ أيار ٢٠١٦

تأريخ الانتشار اللبناني

علاقة لبنان بالمهجر

د أكرم خاطر

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

May 4th and May 5th, 2016

Two-day conference organized by Médecins Sans Frontières, AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism:
Reflecting on MSF’s 40 years of working in conflict


Welcoming Remarks ||| Keynote ||| Panel 1 ||| Panel 2 ||| Panel 3 ||| Announcement ||| Panel 4 ||| Closing Remarks

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote ||| Panel 1 ||| Panel 2 ||| Panel 3 & Announcement ||| Panel 4 ||| Closing Remarks

April 28th, 2016

Report Launch and Policy Discussion with Oxfam
"Poverty, Inequality and Social Protection in Lebanon"

Audio ||| Video

April 21 and 22, 2016

Two-Day Conference with the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES)
The Civic Role of Arab Universities

Opening Remarks ||| Session 1 ||| Session 2 ||| Session 3 ||| Session 4 ||| Session 5 ||| Session 6 ||| Session 7 ||| Session 8 ||| Closing Remarks

Opening Remarks ||| Session 1 ||| Session 2 ||| Session 3 ||| Session 4 ||| Session 5 ||| Session 6 ||| Session 7 ||| Session 8 & Closing Remarks

Conference Report:
English ||| Arabic

April 20th, 2016,

Lecture and Open Discussion
Constructing Resilience: Political Economy of Real Estate in Beirut
Julia Tierney
PhD Candidate at the University of California, Berkeley and Affiliated Scholar, Issam Fares Institute

Audio ||| Video

١٤ نيسان، ٢٠١٦

أسيرات دائرة هشّة ومغلقة واقع عاملات المنازل في لبنان
ناي الراعي، منسقة برنامج عاملات المنازل المهاجرات في منظمة "كفى" عنف واستغلال

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

April 12th, 2016

Lecture and Open Discussion
The Dutch Humanist Experience
Boris van der Ham
President of the Dutch Humanist Association


١١ نيسان، ٢٠١٦

جلسة نقاش
موجة جديدة من الحركات العمالية
حالتا مصر ولبنان

نبيل عبدو، باحث ومدرّس في الجامعة اللبنانية الأميريكية
نادين عبد الله، باحثة في المنتدى العربي للبدائل في القاهرة، وفي برنامج زمالة ما بعد الدكتوراه في الجامعة الحرة في برلين

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة ||| ملخص الندوة

April 7th, 2016

Lecture and Open Discussion
Understanding and Working with Vulnerable Children
Professor Colleen McLaughlin , Director of Educational Innovation, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Audio ||| Video

April 5th, 2016

Lecture and Open Discussion
Renewable Inequity? A Global Perspective on Women’s Employment in Clean Energy
Dr. Bipasha Baruah
Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western University, Canada

Audio ||| Video

March 31st, 2016

Book Launch & Seminar
Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya
Dr. Carmen Geha, Visiting Assistant Professor for Public Administration, AUB

Audio ||| Video

March 22nd, 2016,

Panel Discussion
Bringing Vocational Education into Mainstream Schooling
Dr. Anis Al-Hroub, Mr. Ahmed Diab and Dr. Barend Vlaardingerbroek

Audio ||| Video

١٧و١٨ آذار ٢٠١٦

بالتعاون مع الشبكة العربية لدراسة الديمقراطية
ورشة عمل
"التطورات السياسية في البلدان العربية منذ عام 2011"

March 14th, 2016

Lecture and Open Discussion
The Rise & Fall of Confessionalism in the Netherlands: Linkages to Lebanon
H.E. Hester Somsen
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Lebanon

Video ||| Audio

١١ آذار ٢٠١٦

جلسة نقاش
وضع النساء في لبنان الحقيقة في مقابل الواقع

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد للندوة

March 10th, 2016

In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the UNDP
Panel Discussion
Climate governance after the Paris Agreement

Audio ||| Video

March 7th, 2016

Lecture and open discussion
China’s Foreign Relations: Theories & Approaches
Professor Yang Jiemian, President Emeritus, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Audio ||| Video

March 4th, 2016

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

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

March 4 & 5, 2016

Two Day Academic Conference at Princeton University
After the Uprisings: The Arab World in Freefall, Fragmentation or Reconfiguration?


“The Arab Revolutions: Five Years On – The Arduous Road” Keynote lecture by Tarek Mitri
“The Comeback of Social Justice" Keynote lecture by Fawwaz Traboulsi

Conference Report

February 17th, 2016

Lecture and Open Discussion
Democracy, Human Rights and Justice: Development and Maldevelopment in our Globalized World
Haider A. Khan,John Evans Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Audio ||| Video||| Summary

February 15th, 2016

In collaboration with PPIA-PSPA, CAMES, and CASAR
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).


February 11th, 2016

Co-organized with the Syrian Centre for Policy Research
Report Launch and Seminar

Confronting Fragmentation! Impact of the Syrian Crisis
Rabie Nasr, Researcher at the Syrian Centre for Policy Research
Zaki Mehchy, Researcher at the Syrian Centre for Policy Research

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

February 1, 2016

Book Launch & Seminar
Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise
with Sari Hanafi and Rigas Arvanitis

Audio ||| Video

January 21-23, 2016

Five Years after the Arab Revolutions:
"The Arduous Road of Democratization and Future Prospects"

An Arab and International Conference at the American University of Beirut

Audio ||| Video

٩ كانون الاول ٢٠١٥

المحاضرة اﻟﺴﻨﻮﻳﺔ لصندوق نديم المقدسي التذكاريّ

الدولة الإسلاميّة
لماذا هي الظاهرة الأخطر في المنطقة وما هي فرص القضاء عليها؟

عبد الباري عطوان

استمع للندوة ||| استمع للندوة باللغة الانجليزية ||| شاهد الندوة ||| اقرأ الندوة باللغة الانجليزية

December 8th, 2015

Syrian Refugees in the West

A Conversation with Ambassadors of the EU Delegation, Germany, Greece, Italy and Canada, and a Senior UNHCR Representative

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary

٢٤ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٥

بالتعاون مع دائرة الصحة البيئية، السلامة ومعالجة المخاطر في الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت
حلقة نقاش

هل للمحارق دور في حل أزمة النفايات المنزلية الصلبة في لبنان؟
مع ميريام مراد، محمد بركي، وناجي قديح

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد للندوة

November 18th, 2015

In Collaboration with the World Bank

Report Launch
Lebanon Economic Monitor Fall 2015:
The Great Capture

Audio ||| Video

November 17th, 2015

The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative in collaboration with The Palestinian Oral History Archive Project and the University Libraries

Discussion and screenings
Photography and Oral History


٥ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٥

حلقة نقاش
إلى باريس مع تغيّر المناخ
لبنان في المؤتمر ٢١ لدول الأطراف

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

October 22nd, 2015

In partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Lebanon Office
Urban Inequalities and Poverty in Lebanon: What can be learned from the Social Market Economy?
: English ||| Arabic

Audio ||| Video Part 1 ||| Video Part 2 ||| Arabic Summmary

٢٢ أيلول ٢٠١٥

خطة معالجة النفايات المنزلية الصلبة
التي أقرّها مجلس الوزراء اللبناني قرار رقم ١ في ٩/٩/٢٠١٥

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة

September 18th, 2015

Lecture & Discussion
Human Development and the Arab Spring - Five Years On
with Randall Kuhn
Associate Professor, University of Denver

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary ||| Presentation ||| Paper
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