Their visits were made possible through the collaboration between 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). These collaborative visits leverage both institutions’ intellectual capital and mutual interests in order to raise awareness about the politics of transformation in MENA.
Both professors were able to meet with AUB faculty, students and provide lectures:
Democracy and Refugees: India and the Bengali Crisis, lecture by Princeton University Professor Gary Bass
Remitting the Democratic Deficit, lecture by Princeton Professor Faisal Ahmed
Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, is the author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf); Freedom’s Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf); and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton). The Blood Telegram was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction and won the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Book Award, the Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, and the Ramnath Goenka Award in India. It was a New York Times and Washington Post notable book of the year, and a best book of the year in The Economist, Financial Times, and The New Republic. Freedom’s Battle was a New York Times notable book of the year and a Washington Post best book of the year.
Faisal Ahmed, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University focuses his research and teaching on political economy and international economics. He has published works in the American Political Science Review, American Economic Journal – Macroeconomics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, Professor Ahmed was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University.