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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lectures and Open Panel Discussions

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٢٤ أيار ٢٠١٧

جلسة نقاش
توتر طائفي وإثني واقتصادي في سوريا: هل اللامركزية هي الحل؟
جهاد يازجي،​ مؤسس ومحرر التقرير السوري

استمع إلى الجلسة ||| شاهد الجلسة


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​May 18th, 2017

Lecture & discussion
Building Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: Lessons from Sudan
Mark Fathi Massoud,, Associate Professor, University of California, USA



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May 16th, 2017

Book launch
Democracy in Lebanon: Political Parties and the Struggle for Power since Syrian Withdrawal
Abbas Assi, Lecturer, Lebanese University

Audio ||| Video



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May 10th, 2017

Lecture
The Singapore Experience: Harmony in Diversity and Development without Natural Resources
Dr. Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Defense & the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore



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May 8th, 2017

Lecture
Resurgent Moscow in the Middle East: Interpreting Russia’s Strategy in Syria and Libya
Yury Barmin,​ MENA Expert, Russian International Affairs Council

Audio ||| Summary



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٢٧ نيسان ٢٠١٧

محاضرة
مسؤولية المجتمع الدولي في حماية المدنيين الفلسطينيين
السفير رياض منصور
مندوب فلسطين لدى الأمم المتحدة​

استمع إلى الجلسة ||| شاهد الجلسة


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​​March 28th, 2017

Lecture and discussion
Life under the Rule of the “Islamic State” Organization According to its Members and “Slaves”
Nivine Afiouni, Reporter and Researcher

Audio ||| Video



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March 20th - 21st, 2017

Two-Day Conference
the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
The Future of the "Islamic State" Provinces and Affiliates: Decline or Continued Impact after the Fall of the "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria? ​​

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​​​​ January 26th, 2017

Symposium

Responsibility to Protect Civilians: International and Regional Perspectives​
Dr. Jennifer Welsh, Professor, European University Institute
Dr. Bashshar Haydar, Professor, AUB
Dr. Tarek Mitri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute, AUB
Dr. Coralie Hindawi, Assistant Professor, AUB

Audio ||| Video 1 ||| Video 2 ||| Summary ||| Arabic Press Release


November 24th, 2016

Lecture
Development of Armenian Foreign Policy:
Perspectives and Challenges

H.E. Samvel Mkrtchyan, Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon

Audio



١٠ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٦

حلقة نقاش

سوريا: مآلات ثورة

يدير الحلقة الصحافي جاد يتيم

زياد ماجد، أستاذ في الجامعة الأميركية في باريس

عاصم حمشو، كاتب وناشط في المجتمع المدني السوري

جيمي شاهينيان، ناشط في المجتمع المدني السوري

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة ||| ملّخص عن الندوة



September 30th, 2016

Lecture
Can Diplomacy Avert Escalation? The Challenge of Conflict Management in Syria
by Emile Hokayem
Senior Fellow for Middle East Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary



٩ أيلول ٢٠١٦

محاضرة
العالم العربي في القرن الحادي والعشرين: التحديات والآفاق
السفير نبيل فهمي
عميد كلية الشؤون الدولية والسياسات العامة في الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة

استمع للمحاضرة ||| شاهد المحاضرة ||| الملخّص



July 14th, 2016

Lecture and discussion
Projecting Sovereignty: UN Aid and the Syrian Regime
Reinoud Leenders, Reader in International Politics and Middle East Studies, King’s College London

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary



June 15th, 2016

In collaboration with the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
One-Day Workshop
The Effects of the Syrian Crisis on the Neighboring Countires

Agenda ||| Audio ||| Video 1 ||| Video 2







١٨ أيار ٢٠١٦

محاضرة
هل من مستقبل لجامعة الدول العربية؟
السفير ناصيف يوسف حتي
مسؤول وسفير سابق لجامعة الدول العربية

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة







١٢-١٣ أيار ٢٠١٦

مؤتمر
روسيا والعالم العربي
Program

تقرير عن المؤتمر
استمع للجلسة الاولى ||| استمع للجلسة الثانية ||| استمع للجلسة الثالثة
شاهد الجلسة الاولى ||| شاهد الجلسة الثانية ||| شاهد الجلسة الثالثة








١٠ أيار ٢٠١٦

محاضرة
تأريخ الانتشار اللبناني

علاقة لبنان بالمهجر


د أكرم خاطر

استمع للندوة ||| شاهد الندوة








March 7th, 2016

Lecture and open discussion
China’s Foreign Relations: Theories & Approaches
by
Professor Yang Jiemian, President Emeritus, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Audio ||| Video







March 4th, 2016

Lecture and open discussion
Doctors on the Frontlines: Medical Humanitarian Challenges
by
Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary



March 17th, 2015
The Geopolitics of Iran's Nuclear Program



The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture
with Vijay Prashad
IFI's Senior Research Fellow

Audio | Video





January 8, 2015
Marketing Utopia: The Pragmatic Realities of the Islamic State


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a public lecture with Peter Harling, Regional Analyst and Former Advisor to the Special Envoy to Syria

Audio | Video | Summary



December 2, 2014
The Art of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Contemporary Challenges to an Ancient Profession





The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held an open discussion as part of its series "The Ambassador in the Academy"
with H.E. François Barras, Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon

Audio | Video | Summary

١٩ تشرين الثاني ٢٠١٤
من حالة الثورة الى بناء الدولة: تعثر الإنتقال في ليبيا




اقام معهد عصام فارس للسياسات العامة والشؤون الدولية ندوة مع
من حالة الثورة الى بناء الدولة: تعثر الإنتقال في ليبيا د. طارق متري


استمع للندوة| شاهد الندوة



October 13, 2014
Intervention: Limits of US Power?





The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at AUB held a panel discussion entitled: Intervention: Limits of US Power?
with Vijay Prashad , IFI Senior Research Fellow: and Lisa Hajjar, Edward Said Chair of American Studies, CASAR

Audio | Video | Summary

October 1, 2014
Pivoting, Advancing or Retreating? Washington tries to cope with a chaotic Middle East in a Changing Global Order


The Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture and open discussion with Dr. Michael C. Hudson, Saif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and International Relations, Emeritus, Georgetown University and Professor of Political Science, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and an IFI Visiting Scholar.

Summary | Audio | Video





September 28, 2014
Israel's War on Gaza: Political, Moral, and Legal Accountability


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a one-day symposium on Israeli's War on Gaza

Summary

Audio
Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Closing Remarks


Video
Opening Remarks | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Closing Remarks



September 19, 2014
"PROSPECTS FOR PEACE IN A TROUBLED REGION"


At the occasion of the International Day of Peace, The Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon held a University Debate with H.E. Angelina Eichhorst, Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon
Rami G. Khouri, Founding Director of IFI
Jean-Paul Chami, Director of Peace Labz
H.E Homer A. Mavrommatis, Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon

Summary | Audio | Video




July 24, 2014
"Can Insights from Eliminating Chemical Weapons in Syria Benefit Inclusive Multilateralism in the Middle East?"


United Nations in the Arab World Program and the International Affairs Program at IFI held a public lecture and open discussion with Sigrid Kaag, Head of the Joint Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – United Nations Mission in Syria (UN-OPCW)

Summary | Video | Audio





June 9, 2014
Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare


The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a roundtable discussion with Gareth Porter

Audio | Video | Summary

Media:
Al-Akhbar English





May 14, 2014
ICRC: Today’s Challenges and Priorities after 150 Years of Humanitarian Action


Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a discussion on ICRC: Today’s Challenges and Priorities after 150 Years of Humanitarian Action Coinciding with Week-Long Photo Exhibition of ICRC’s Work since the 1860s, Including Brief Comments by Mr. Fabrizzio Carboni, Head of the Delegation (Lebanon) at the International Committee of the Red Cross

Summary ||| Audio

 
 
May 8, 2014
"The Changing Order and Disorder in the Arab Region"


Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture with Helle Malmvig, Morten Valbjørn, Lars Erslev Andersen

Audio ||| Video ||| Summary



 
January 31, 2014

 

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture entitled "The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy" by Zaid al Ali

Video ||| Summary


 
September 26, 2013

 
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held an International Affairs panel discussion entitled "Global Powers, Regional Powers, and the War in Syria"
 
Alex Lubin Transcript ||| Summary ||| Video
 
April 29, 2013

 
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration and the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies held a lecture Headscarf Controversy Goes Global by Hilal Elver

Summary ||| Video
 
April 9, 2013

 
Iraqi Cultural Club at AUB in collaboration with Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a Cultural Live Performance in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion "City of Salt: A Meditation on Time, War and Place"
 
February 5, 2013

 
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research Cordially held a lecture "Lawfare and Armed Conflict: Comparing Israeli and US Targeted Killing Policies and Challenges against Them"by Professor Lisa Hajjar. 
 
 
January 14, 2013
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and in collaboration with Lebanese Center for Policy Studies Cordially held a book launch and lecture "Why Nations Fail? The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty" by Professor James A. Robinson - Harvard University.

Audio
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Media Coverage: Daily Star ||| Al Bawaba ||| Aliwaa ||| Lebanon Files ||| Al Mustaqbal


December 13, 2012

 
The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies,The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs & The Department of Economics  held a discussion on Social Justice, Jobs & Competitiveness: Searching for a Post-Revolution Private Sector Development Agenda in MENA


December 6, 2012


In collaboration with the The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES), "Blowback: The US Drone War in Yemen Stories from the Field" by Kelly McEvers.

  
November 7, 2012

 
 
 
May 10, 2012

In collaboration with the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR), "Drawing the Line Between Religion and Politics: Challenges of the 2012 U.S. Elections", with Michael Kessler, Associate Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. 

Video


December 20, 2011

"Security and Development: International Norms and Radicalization of Aid", with Pénélope Larzillière, Visiting Scholar at IFI and Senior Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD-Paris).


December 19, 2011

The inauguration pf a multi-year AUB-IFI research project studying the current political transformations in the Arab world, "Understanding the Arab...Spring? Uprising? Revolution? Awakening? Citizen revolt?", with Fawaz Traboulsi, lecturer at AUB, writer and historian, Tarek Mitri, Senior Research Fellow at IFI, and former Minister of Culture and Minister of Information, and Rabab Al-Mahdi, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo.


June 2, 2011

"From Tahrir Square to a New Republic: The Challenges of Promoting Democratic Constitutionalism in Egypt Today", a public policy briefing and discussion with Egyptian democracy activist and youth organizations coordinator Abdul Rahman Hamdy Jad.

Please note: this event is in Arabic.


April 11, 2011

"Exploring the Role of the Army as a Public Institution in the Arab Region: Will the Uprisings Change Anything?", with Yezid Sayigh, Professor of Middle East Studies, King's College London.


January 21, 2011

"Tunisians on Tunisia: Students and Professionals reflect on their National Transformation", with Tunisian students at AUB and Hedi Larbi, respected Beirut-based Tunisian economist


December 13, 2010

"Civil Society Under Strain: Counter Terrorism Policy, Civil Society and Aid Post-9/11", a critical analysis of the book, Civil Society Under Strain, with Jude Howell, London School of Economics, Nisrine Mansour, Oxford University, Jeremy Lind, London School of Economics and Samer Frangie, American University of Beirut


October 26, 2010

"Innovations and Diffusion for Regional Development – the 'specialized cities' phenomenon in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries", with Hiba Khodr Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, AUB


June 9, 2010

"What's Really Wrong With the Middle East", with The Gaurdian newspaper's Brian Whitaker disucssing his book of the same title. The event was be followed by a book signing.


April 15, 2010

Co-organized with CASAR and the PSPA department at AUB, "From 9/11 to Obama, US Relations with the Muslim World", with former two-term US governor of Florida Senator Bob Graham,


March / April, 2010

"The Fares Lecture Series", with Director of the Issam Fares Institute (AUB) and Fares Center Visiting Scholar Spring 2010 (Tufts University) Rami G. Khouri gave a series of lectures at The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University.

"On-the-Job Training in the Turbulent Middle East: Assessing Obama's First Year", by Rami G. Khouri

Watch Video


February 24, 2010

Co-organized with CASAR, "Pakistan's current challenges and opportunities in the dynamics of the region", with HE Raana Rahim Ambassador of Pakistan to Lebanon as part of the The Ambassador in the Academy series at AUB.


January 14, 2010

In collaboration with the PSPA Department at AUB, "Palestine: Reversing Ethnic Cleansing", with Salman Abu Sitta.


Thursday 23 July, 2009

"Can the West Regain its Reputation in the Middle East? The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Beyond", with David Gardner, Award-winning journalist, Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor of the Financial Times newspaper.


Wednesday 20 May 2009

"From Resistance to Reconciliation: Reflections on the South African Experience", with HE Mohammed Dangor, Ambassador of South Africa to Syria and Lebanon, as part of The Ambassador in the Academy series at AUB.

Audio ||| Video
 
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