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April 2009
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April 2009 Year 2008-2009

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut

cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with

Bishara Khader
Professor, Faculty of Political, Economic, and Social Sciences at Louvain University

"Europe, the Mediterranean and the Arab World: The Uncomfortable Triangle"

Date: Tuesday 28 April 2009
Time: 6-7.30 p.m.
Location: Nicely Hall, Room 203, AUB

Bishara Khader is a Professor at the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, Louvain University and Director of the Arab Study and Research Center. He is the author of the books, "Le Monde Arabe Explique a l'Europe" and "L'Europe Pour La Mediterannee: De Barcelone a Barcelone", recently published by l'Harmattan, Academia-Bruylant and CERMAC. He is also a member of the Group of High experts on European Foreign and Security Policy as well as the Group of Wise Men on Euro-Mediterranean cultural dialogue.

Research and Policy Forum on Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World
Political Studies and Public Administration Department
and The Energy Research Group at AUB

cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion

Stefan Schurig
Director Climate Energy, World Future Council

"Renewable Energy Policies: What can the Middle East learn from the European Experience?"

Date: Monday 27 April 2009
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: College Hall, Auditorium B1, AUB

Short Bio:
Stefan Schurig
has devoted most of his working life to energy and climate change issues. He has been working in civil society organizations for twenty years. In the early nineties he became a board member of Germany’s largest environmental youth organization, and in 1998 he became press officer for Greenpeace in Germany. From 2002 to 2007, he headed the Climate and Energy unit at Greenpeace and became a member of the REALISE Forum. Since 2007, Stefan has been working as Director Climate Energy for the World Future Council (WFC).

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud
Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)

cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion

Senator John E. Sununu

"How American Citizens Engage in the Political Process:
Examples from Middle East Policy Formulation and the Global Economic Crisis"

Date: Friday 3 April 2009
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: West Hall, Bathish Auditorium, AUB

Short Bio:
Senator John Sununu
served as senator from New Hampshire from 2003-2009. He served as a member of Senate Banking Committee, Commerce Committee, Finance Committee, Foreign Relations committee, and Homeland Security Committee. He negotiated and wrote several Acts such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act (2007), the New England Wilderness Act (2006) and the Patriot Act Amendments (2005). Senator Sununu also served as a member of congress from New Hampshire (1997-2003). From 1993-1996, he was director of operations and CFO at Teletrol systems, Inc. Manchester, NH. He is the recipient of several awards some of which are Helen Keller Award from Lighthouse International, and the Gibran Award for Distinguished Public Service from Arab-American Institute. Senator Sununu earned his MBA from Harvard School of Business in 1991.

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