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Bobst Center-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative

The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are pleased to have launched a four year collaborative initiative with the generous support of the Bobst Foundation, focusing on projects designed to promote studies relating to the Middle East in order to advance the cause of peace, mutual understanding and justice.

This unique collaboration seeks to leverage both institutions’ intellectual capital and mutual interests in order to raise awareness about the politics of transformation in MENA. This year’s theme will focus on social justice. The Bobst Center and IFI propose to study the manifold  challenges  that confront  Arab  societies  as  they  attempt   to  regain  (or  attain)  social   justice  and  move  their countries  along  a comprehensive economic and democratic  reform trajectory.

Future projects supported by this collaborative initiative will include interdisciplinary annual workshops, conferences and research support for scholars addressing these issues.

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut

Information about upcoming February 2017 conference: Social Justice in the Arab World Since 2010: Changing Conditions, Mobilizations, and Policies

Information about past conferences:  “After the Uprisings: The Arab World in Freefall, Fragmentation or Reconfiguration?”

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Speakers and sponsors of the AUB-Princeton-POMEPS conference “After the Uprisings: the Arab World in Freefall, Fragmentation or Reconfiguration?”
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