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  • The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at AUB

    cordially invites you to a lecture and open discussion by

    Anthony Shadid
    Washington Post Middle East Correspondent, award-winning author,
    and 2007-08 "Writer-in-Residence Fellow" at IFI-AUB

    "Loss and nostalgia in the Middle East: A foreign correspondent's reflections on conflict and change in the region"

    Thursday, May 29, 4pm, Auditorium B, West Hall, AUB

    Anthony Shadid is the first "Writer- in-residence" fellow at AUB-IFI for the Academic Year 2007-08. Shadid has had a distinguished career with the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and the Associated Press, serving in Washington, Cairo, Los Angeles, Baghdad, and Beirut. He won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for his international reporting that year, primarily from Iraq. His recent book, "Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War", has also been widely acclaimed. Shadid took a year off from his duties as Beirut-based Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post newspaper, and used his stay at AUB to research and write a book on his family's migration from Lebanon to Oklahoma. An American of Lebanese descent, he is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University.
    The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at AU B

    cordially invites you to remarks and an open discussion by

    AUB President John Waterbury

    "My Journey in Political Economy and Public Policy: Reflections from the Arab World and other Developing Countries"

    Wednesday, May 28, from 5-6pm, Bathish Auditorium, West Hall, AUB

    John Waterbury, PhD, became the fourteenth president of AUB in January 1998. Before joining AUB, Waterbury was, for nearly twenty years, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He specialized in the political economy of the developing countries with a special focus on the Middle East. He was director of Princeton's Center of International Studies and editor of the academic journal, World Politics, from 1992 to 1998. Waterbury earned his PhD in public law and government at Columbia University in 1968. President Waterbury has published widely on the politics of the Middle East, the political economy of public enterprise, and on the development of international river basins. Among his publications, "The Nile Basin: National Determinants of Collective Action" published by Yale University Press in 2002. Waterbury steps down as a president at the end of the 2007-2008 Academic Year.
    The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at AUB

    cordially invites you to the eighth event of its program

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

    "The Tripod of Academia, Government and Private Sector: From Science to Policy Making"

    Dr. Berj Hatjian

    Director General, Lebanese Ministry of Environment

    Thursday , May 22, from 5-7pm, Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB

    Berj Hatjian, PhD, is the Director General of the Directorate General of Environment Lebanon since 1999. Hatjian will discuss the lessons learned, from his experiences, about the most effective linkages among academic researchers, government officials and the private sector.

    Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at AUB

    is pleased to announce the second event of its research and policy-oriented program, jointly managed with the AUB Center for Behavioral Research (CBR), on

    Public Policy and Governance Challenges of Palestinian Refugee Camps in the Arab World

    A lecture and open discussion with:

    Richard Cook
    Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon

    "Palestinian Camps and Refugees in Lebanon: Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead"

    Wednesday, May 21, 5-7pm, Auditorium B, West Hall, AUB

    Richard Cook is Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon. He practiced for several years in both private and public organizations in the United Kingdom. He worked in private practice in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan and Dubai, before joining UNRWA in Vienna in 1985.In 1993 he transferred to the Gaza Strip, where he headed the UNRWA Construction Department, and in 1995 he was appointed Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza. In 1997 he was appointed Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, where he remained until taking up his current assignment as Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon as of 1 November 2003.
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