Research and Policy Forum on Climate Change and Environment in the Arab Worldwith thePolitical Studies and Public Administration Department at AUB
cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion
Peter Hennicke, PhD"Combining Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies: The Key to Sustainability"
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2009Time: 6 - 8 p.m.Location: West Hall, Auditorium B, AUB
Short Bio:Professor Peter Hennicke served as the President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in Germany from 2000 till 2008. His postdoctoral qualification in Economic Policy with emphasis on energy policy has enabled him to be one of the most prominent researchers and publishers on the subject of environmental politics in Germany. Prof. Hennicke is currently a Professor Emeritus at Bergische University of Wuppertal, and continues to research and supervise projects on energy policies.
cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion
Kirsten Scheid"In the Red Glow: Lebanese Elite Youth between Entertainment and Identity"
Date: Monday 30 March 2009Time: 4 - 6 p.m.Location: West Hall, Auditorium A, AUB
Short Bio:Kirsten Scheid is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the American University of Beirut. She studies art modernisms, historiography, and contemporary art politics in Lebanon and the Middle East. She is the author of several articles on art and civilizing discourses in colonial and post-colonial contexts as well as a monograph, On Civilized Art in Primitive Places: Modern Art and the Formation of Lebanese Society. Kirsten received her PhD from Princeton in anthropology. Her newest research explores rites of passage common among upper class Lebanese prepubescents and the cultivation of elite subjectivities.
in cooperation with
British Embassy in Beirut | EcosecuritiesAUB Democracy & Citizenship Club | AUB Environment Club
cordially invites you to a seminar and panel discussion
Nadim Farajalla - PhD, Associate Professor, AUB Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and IFI Research Faculty Director, Research and Policy Forum on CC and Environment in the Arab World
Souheil Abboud - Middle East Regional Director, EcoSecurities Group plc.
Charbel Moussa - PhD, Project Manager, EcoSecurities Group plc.
"Carbon Trading: A Climate Change Mitigation Tool"An informal open public discussion with experts on the mechanisms of carbon trading in controlling and reducing global Greenhouse Gases.
Date: Thursday 19 March 2009Time: 3.30 - 4.30 p.m.Location: West Hall, Auditorium C, AUB
followed by aBook Signing at the AUB Bookstore
Alastair CrookeDirector of Conflicts Forum and author of newly published ‘Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution' (February, 2009)"Islamists: Re-conceptualizing 'Moderates' and 'Extremists'"
Date: Friday 20 March 2009Time: 2 - 4 p.m.Location: College Hall, Auditorium B1, AUBShort Bio:Alastair Crooke is the UK and Beirut-based Co-Director and founder of Conflicts Forum. He is former special security adviser to European Union High Representative, Javier Solana and special adviser to the European Union Special Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process and adviser to the International Quartet. He facilitated the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefires of 2002 and 2003, mediated in the negotiations leading to the ceasefire declared by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in June 2003 and was instrumental in the negotiations leading to the ending of the siege of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. He was a staff member of President Clinton's Fact Finding Committee, led by Senator Mitchell into the causes of the Intifada 2000 - 2001.
The Bill and Sally Hambrecht Distinguished Peacemakers Lectures at AUB
A lecture and open discussion withRob RaeOntario's 21st Premier"Fostering power-sharing and good governance in pluralistic societies: Lessons from Canada's experience"Date: Thursday 19 March 2009Time: 5 - 7 p.m.Location: West Hall, Auditorium B, AUB
Short Bio:Bob Rae, one of Canada's most experienced and respected politicians, is a Liberal Party member of parliament from Toronto Centre and foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party. He served as Ontario's 21st Premier, and has been elected nine times to federal and provincial parliaments. He is the past president and founding Chairman of the Forum of Federations, and has experience in Canada and around the world in promoting power-sharing constitutional arrangements in pluralistic societies.
He was the Chief Negotiator of the Canadian Red Cross Society in its restructuring, and also served as a member of the Canada Transportation Act Review and the Security and Intelligence Review Committee for Canada. In the spring of 2005, he was appointed a special advisor to the Canadian Minister of Public Safety on the Air India bombing of 1985. His report, Lessons to be Learned was published in November of 2005 and led to his further appointment as Independent Counsellor to the Prime Minister of Canada.
jointly managed with the AUB Center for Behavioral Research (CBR)
cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with
Husam ZomlotResearch Fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University
"The Politics of Reconstruction: The cases of Gaza and Lebanon"
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2009Time: 5 – 7 p.m.Location: College Hall, Auditorium B1, AUB
Short Bio:Husam Zomlot, a PLO representative to the UK (2003-2008), holds a PhD degree in economics from the University of London. His areas of expertise include: Arab/Israeli conflict, Palestinian and Arab politics, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction, transitional economies, state formation and institution building. Dr. Zomlot's previous work experience includes the United Nations, the Oxford Research Group, the London School of Economics and the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute. He gained extensive experience in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with
Rex BrynenProfessor of Political Science at McGill University
"Reflections on refugees in the peace process: options and obstacles"
Date: Friday 6 March 2009Time: 5 – 7 p.m.Location: Architecture Lecture Hall, AUB
Short Bio:Rex Brynen is Professor of Political Science at McGill University, and coordinator of Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet (http://www.prrn.org). Among his publications are Palestinian Refugees: Challenges of Repatriation and Development (2007), A Very Political Economy: Peacebuilding and Foreign Aid in the West Bank and Gaza (2000) and six other books on aspects of security and development in the Middle East. In addition to his academic work, Professor Brynen has served as a consultant to the Canadian International Development Agency, the United Nations, the World Bank, and others.