THE ISSAM FARES INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) and the Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA) Society at the American University of Beirut (AUB), organized an online panel discussion titled "Implications of the Russia-Ukraine War on the Lebanese Economy". The webinar took place on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Zoom.
This event tackled the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the global and regional economies, particularly Lebanon's. Prominent experts discussed the inflation in the prices of various goods, such as gas and wheat, and how this inflation reflects on Lebanon’s economy, which has been struggling for almost 3 years.
The Lebanese market heavily relies on imports. Yet, over the past 3 years, the Lebanese pound has lost more than 90 percent of its value and with the absence of subsidies, the implications of the war hit harder on Lebanon. This calls for alternative solutions to ensure food security in the country, which was also discussed by panelists.
Student Assistant, Department of Political Science, Aalborg University
Assistant Professor in the Food Security Programme, AUB
Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Director of the Climate Change and Environment Program at IFI
On the occasion of the Israeli Apartheid Week, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) and the Palestinian Cultural Club at the American University of Beirut (AUB) organized a panel discussion to commemorate this international effort. The event titled "New International Discourse on Palestine: Shaping the Path Forward" took place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 on Zoom and in IFI’s conference room (4th floor).
This discussion aimed at studying the prevalence of the human rights/apartheid rhetoric on the international level by discussing the latest report by Amnesty titled “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity”. It also aimed to reflect on how Palestinians at home and abroad are reacting to this discourse to reinforce their case to the international community in general, and most importantly how the use of such a discourse raises questions regarding the failure of the two-state solution negotiations and the alternatives presented.
MENA Deputy Regional Director at Amnesty International
General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative - Mubadara
Vice President for International Relations and Assistant Professor of diplomacy at Arab American University of Palestine
Inès Abdel Razek
Advocacy Director at the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy
Director of the Palestine Land Studies Center at AUB