The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlsaudCenter for American Studies and Research (CASAR)andThe Department of Political Studies & Public Administration (PSPA), AUB
cordially invite you to a panel discussion entitled
"Lebanon and the world: Darling or Dispensable State?"
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 2009Time: 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.
cordially invite you a panel discussion with
Sven BehrendtVisiting Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Beirut
Rami KhouriDirector, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, AUB
Danyel ReicheAssistant Professor for Comparative Politics, AUB
Ibrahim A. WardeAdjunct Professor of International Relations, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
"Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds: Growth, Relevance, and Prospects"
Date: Thursday 28 May 2009Time: 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.
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 multinationalinstitutions to AUB for a day to exchange thoughts with students, faculty and staff
A talk and round-table discussion with
H.E. Mohammed DangorAmbassador of South Africa to Syria and Lebanon
"From Resistance to Reconciliation: Reflections on the South African Experience"
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2009Time: 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.
cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion with
Donncha CuttrissFormer Irish soldier in UNIFIL I and II
"An Irish Soldier's experience of Peacekeeping in Lebanon 1991-2007"
Date: Friday 15 May 2009Time: 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.
cordially invite you to a lecture and open discussion with
Jeremy WaiserSpecial 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 2009Time: 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.
cordially invites you to an open panel discussion with
Sahar AtracheAnalyst, International Crisis Group
Nadim ShehadiAssociate Fellow, Middle East Program, Chatham House on the International Crisis Group report titled
"Nurturing Instability? Lebanon's Palestinian Refugee Camps"
Date: Wednesday 6 May 2009Time: 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.