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

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud
Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)
and
The Department of Political Studies & Public Administration (PSPA), AUB

cordially invite you to a panel discussion entitled

"Lebanon and the world: Darling or Dispensable State?"

Featuring

Rami Khouri on "Lebanon: Microcosm of the Muddled Middle East"

Alastair Crooke on "US and European Aspiration for Engagement in Lebanon and the Region: Looking at the Prospects"

Nicholas Noe on "US Policy in Lebanon after the End of the 'Cedar Revolution'"

Moderated by Dr. Karim Makdisi of AUB's PSPA Department

Date: Friday 29 May 2009
Time: 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: Auditorium A, West Hall, AUB

Rami Khouri is Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and editor at large, and former executive editor, of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper.

Alastair Crooke is the Co-Director and founder of Conflicts Forum and former special  adviser to European Union High Representative, Javier Solana. He is the author of Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist  Revolution (2009).

Nicholas Noe is the co-founder of the Beirut-based news translation service Mideastwire.com covering the Arabic and Iranian media. He is the editor of the 2007 book, Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah.


Research, Advocacy and Public Policy-making in the Arab world
jointly with
Carnegie Middle East Center and the Arab Reform Initiative

cordially invite you a panel discussion with

Sven Behrendt
Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Beirut

Rami Khouri
Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, AUB

Danyel Reiche
Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics, AUB

Ibrahim A. Warde
Adjunct Professor of International Relations, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

"Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds: Growth, Relevance, and Prospects"

Date: Thursday 28 May 2009
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B, West Hall, AUB

Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) have become relevant actors in global financial markets. They have also triggered an intense debate about the political meaning of their rise and their investment behavior - both, in industrialized economies, and increasingly so at home.

This panel will discuss the rise of Arab SWFs as a relevant actor class, their exposure to political sentiments in the Arab world, the West, and their future role in global financial markets and beyond.


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

cordially invites you to a talk and round-table discussion for its series

The Ambassador in the Academy

bringing resident and roving ambassadors of countries and multinational
institutions to AUB for a day to exchange thoughts with students, faculty and staff


A talk and round-table discussion with

H.E. Mohammed Dangor
Ambassador of South Africa to Syria and Lebanon

"From Resistance to Reconciliation: Reflections on the South African Experience"

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2009
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B, West Hall, AUB

Ambassador Mohammed Dangor was a member of the African National Congress Executive (Gaunteng Province) from 1994 - 2002 and the South African Civic Association Executive (SANCO). From 2002 to 2005 he was Head of Mission to Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) serving as Consul General. Since 2005, he has served as South Africa's ambassador to Lebanon and Syria. He was Vice-President for the World Conference on Religion & Peace and a recipient of Human Rights awards. He was former National Manager Development in the banking sector.


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
and
The Department of Political Studies & Public Administration

cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion with

Donncha Cuttriss
Former Irish soldier in UNIFIL I and II

"An Irish Soldier's experience of Peacekeeping in Lebanon 1991-2007"

Date: Friday 15 May 2009
Time: 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB

Donncha Cuttriss served in the Irish Army for 20 years. He is an interpreter for NATO and the Irish Defence Forces, serving six tours of duty in Southern Lebanon over a 17-year period as part of UNIFIL I and UNIFIL II. He has served in UN Peacekeeping missions in Kosovo, Liberia and recently Chad, as well as with NATO and the EU.


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
in collaboration with the
Minor in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at the
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, AUB

cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion with

Jeremy Waiser
Special Assistant to the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone

"The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Lessons from the Sierra Leone Crimes Court"

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2009
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B, West Hall, AUB

Jeremy Waiser is the Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He formerly held the position of Human Rights Officer in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Cambodia, and was an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York. He holds a LLB/BCL from McGill University Law School.


The Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps
jointly managed with the
AUB Center for Behavioral Research

cordially invites you to an open panel discussion with

Sahar Atrache
Analyst, International Crisis Group

Nadim Shehadi
Associate Fellow, Middle East Program, Chatham House

 
on the International Crisis Group report titled

"Nurturing Instability? Lebanon's Palestinian Refugee Camps"

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2009
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Auditorium A, West Hall, AUB

Sahar Atrache is an analyst with the Middle East Program of the International Crisis Group based in Beirut. She previously worked with the United Nations, Lebanese and International NGOs on projects related to social development, women empowerment and governance. Her post-graduate degree in Political Science comprised extensive research on salafist groups in Tripoli, Lebanon. She also holds a post-graduate degree in Journalism.

Nadim Shehadi is an Associate Fellow of the Middle East Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Academic visitor to St Antony’s College, Oxford, and formerly director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford. At Chatham House he co-directs a project on the regional dimension of the Palestinian refugee issue and European policy towards the Middle East.

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