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March 2009
News and Events - Past Events
  
March 2009 Year 2008-2009

Research and Policy Forum on Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World
with the
Political 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 2009
Time: 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.


The Research and Policy Forum on Youth in the Arab World

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 2009
Time: 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.


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

in cooperation with

British Embassy in Beirut | Ecosecurities
AUB 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 2009
Time: 3.30 - 4.30 p.m.
Location: West Hall, Auditorium C, AUB


Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion

followed by a
Book Signing at the AUB Bookstore

Alastair Crooke
Director 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 2009
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: College Hall, Auditorium B1, AUB

Short 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.


Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

cordially invites you to the seventh event of

The Bill and Sally Hambrecht Distinguished Peacemakers Lectures at AUB

A lecture and open discussion with

Rob Rae
Ontario's 21st Premier
"Fostering power-sharing and good governance in pluralistic societies: Lessons from Canada's experience"


Date: Thursday 19 March 2009
Time: 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.


The Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps in the Arab World

jointly managed with the AUB Center for Behavioral Research (CBR)

cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with

Husam Zomlot
Research Fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University

"The Politics of Reconstruction: The cases of Gaza and Lebanon"

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2009
Time: 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.


The Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps in the Arab World

jointly managed with the AUB Center for Behavioral Research (CBR)

cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion with

Rex Brynen
Professor of Political Science at McGill University

"Reflections on refugees in the peace process: options and obstacles"

Date: Friday 6 March 2009
Time: 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.

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