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The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, AUB

cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion with

Huwaida Arraf
Chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement

Adam Shapiro
Human rights activist and documentary filmmaker

"The Free Gaza Movement: What we have Learned from Breaking the Siege, Confronting Israel"

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2009
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Auditorium A, West Hall, AUB

Short Bios:
Huwaida Arraf
is a Palestinian activist and lawyer, who is the Chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement, and has led 4 successful boat voyages into Gaza, including the first boat to arrive at Gaza's port in over 40 years.  She was a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and directed the first human rights law clinic program in the Arab World at Al-Quds University Law School.

Adam Shapiro is a human rights activist and documentary filmmaker. His recent film series, "Chronicles of a Refugee" looks at the global Palestinian refugee experience of the last 61 years.  Prior to that, he made films in Iraq, Darfur, Afghanistan and Lebanon.  Adam was on board the Spirit of Humanity ship headed for Gaza and was kidnapped by Israeli forces in early July.

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with

David Gardner
Award-winning journalist
Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor, Financial Times

"Can the West Regain its Reputation in the Middle East?
The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Beyond"

Date: Thursday 23 July 2009
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Van Dyck Amphitheatre, AUB (behind the Business School, near the Medical Gate)

Short Bio:
David Gardner is Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor at the Financial Times. He was the paper’s Middle East Editor from 1995-1999. In 2003 he won the David Watt prize for political journalism writing on the Arab World. He is the author of “Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance”, recently published by I.B. Tauris.

Research and Policy Forum on Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World

cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with

Dr. Eric Schuck
Fullbright Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, AUB

"Climate Change, US Agricultural Policy, and Food Security: Lessons  and Implications for the Middle East?"

The United States is in the unique position of being both one of the primary sources of carbon emissions on the globe, and being one of the world’s largest grain exporters. What is the connection between these two issues? How much do US agricultural production practices contribute to climate change, and do US agricultural programs help or hurt the chances of reaching the Climate Change goals recently passed by the US Congress? And what are the potential consequences for global food markets of US actions in response to global climate change?

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2009
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Room 310, Wing A, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, AUB

Short Bio:
Dr. Eric Schuck
is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Coordinator of the Environmental Studies Program at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Prior to coming to Linfield in 2006, Dr. Schuck spent two years in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University and five years in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. His main areas of research examine the optimal management of agricultural water resources in arid climates.

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