THE ISSAM FARES INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Webinar: “Conversations from Beirut: The Domestic Implications for Lebanon of the Regional Rehabilitation of Assad’s Syria and the Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement”
IFI in collaboration with the Global Engagement Initiative and as part of the BOBST-AUB Collaborative Initiative’s “Conversations with Beirut” series, a webinar was held on April 18 titled “The Domestic Implications for Lebanon of the Regional Rehabilitation of Assad’s Syria and the Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement.”
IFI, in collaboration with the International Human Rights Clinic at the Boston University School of Law, and the IFI-based Research and Advocacy Network on Statelessness (RANS) in the MENA, held a webinar on “Citizenship, Nationality and Stateless Issues in Morocco” on April 12. The webinar shared findings from Boston University’s International Human Rights Clinic’s Morocco team, based on their current research including access to nationality for children; gender discrimination in conferring nationality; and specific challenges faced by refugee and migrant populations in obtaining or retaining nationality or citizenship in Morocco.
IFI and The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) hosted a webinar on “Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Harm They Do and the Challenges of Removing Them” on March 23. The webinar tackled the persistence of fossil fuels in the world, their negative impact on the environment, and the societal and political challenges that arise from removing them. The webinar featured Neil McCulloch, Economist and Director of The Policy Practice, with IFI Associate Fellows Carole Nakhle and Marc Ayoub as discussants, and moderated by Ali Taha, Researcher at LCPS.
Panel Discussion: “International Refugee Law and Policy in Lebanon: Past, Present and Potentials"
IFI, in collaboration with the University of Oslo, organized a panel discussion titled “International Refugee Law and Policy in Lebanon: Past, Present and Potentials” on March 16. The discussion explored the role of the international refugee regime’s norms and institutions in protecting refugees in Lebanon, Lebanon’s influence in developing such norms globally and regionally, as well as the consequences of non-ratification of the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol for the protection of asylum seekers and refugees.
IFI, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon held a panel discussion on March 9 tackling the impacts of Lebanese emigration. The event gathered academics and experts to discuss the causes and consequences of Lebanese emigration in recent years.
Discussion: “From Global to Local: Climate Change Projections and their Impact on Lebanon’s Vulnerable Sectors”
IFI’s Climate Change & Environment (CC&E) Program, in collaboration with UNDP Lebanon and the Ministry of Environment held a technical discussion titled “From Global to Local: Climate Change Projections and their Impact on Lebanon’s Vulnerable Sectors” on March 7, during which the results of Lebanon’s Fourth National Communication on Climate Change were presented.