March 2016

01 MAR 2016 Roundtable
“Syrian Refugees’ Access to Justice”
Beirut campus, LAU
Organizer:
Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR), LAU
International Centre for Human Sciences (CISH)
International Alert (IA)

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01 MAR 2016 18:00 Presentation
“Integrity in Business”
Gerald Lobo (Arthur Andersen Chair in Accounting and professor of accounting at the University of Houston)
Beirut campus, LAU

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01 MAR 2016 19:30 Conférence
“مفاعيل الموهبة النبويّة في بنية الكنيسة و حياتها”
الأب بورفيريوس جورجي، عميد معهد القديس يوحنا الدمشقيّ اللاهوتيّ في جامعة البلمند
الدكتور جورج صبرا، رئيس كليّة اللاهوت للشرق الأدنى
الأب غابي ألفرد الهاشم، مدير تحرير مجلة الشرق الأدنى المسيحيّ
Campus des sciences humaines, USJ
Un événement présenté par : Faculté des sciences religieuses
محاضرة في إطار سلسلة محاضرات «ثلاثاء الكليّة» في كليّة العلوم الدينيّة

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02-04 MAR 2016 Conference
“City Debates 2016: Urban Policy Mobilities and International Aid: Lessons from Regional Planning and Refugee Policies”
Graduate programs in Urban Planning, Policy and Design (MUPP-MUD), AUB
Venue: AUB

02 MAR

Keynote 1: Crisis, Policy-Making, and ‘Crisis Urbanism’: A Policy Mobilities Perspective
Eugene McCann (Simon Fraser University)
Discussant: Patrick Le Galès (Science Po Paris)

03 MAR: Regional Planning Policies

Keynote 2 : Post-2015 Urban and Regional Planning Challenges for International Aid
Susan Parnell (University of Cape Town)
Discussant: Jihad Farah (Lebanese University)

Panel 1: Regionalization as a Policy Panacea?
Sylvia Bergh (Erasmus University: Advanced Regionalization and Local Governance Reforms in Morocco)
Mona Harb and Yara Najem (American University of Beirut)
Sami Yassine Turki (University of Carthage, and Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs de Tunis)
Discussant: Antonio-Martin Porras Gomez (AUB)

Panel 2: Rescaling and Counter-Hegemonies
Seth Schindler (University of Sheffield)
Mustafa Kemal Bayirbag (Middle-East Technical University)
Aude Signoles (IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence)
Discussant: Serge Yazigi (ALBA)

Roundtable: Regional Planning and International Donors in Lebanon
Aziz Hallaj and Giulia Guadagnoli (AUB)
Ibrahim Chahrour (Council for Development and Reconstruction, Lebanon)
Dima Sader (Economic and Social Fund for Development, Lebanon)
Tarek Osseiran (UN-Habitat)
Ramzi Naaman (World Bank)
Jihad Farah (Lebanese University)
Moderator: Sami Atallah (Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS))

04 MAR: Refugee Policies

Keynote 3: From War Zone to Safe City: Humanitarianism, Militarization, and Displacement
Jennifer Hyndman (York University/Harvard University)
Discussant: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos (AUB)

Panel 3: Refugee Policies Paradigms and Limitations
Romola Sanyal and Jessy Nassar (London School of Economics & AUB)
Erica Harper (WANA, Jordan)
Loren Landau and Caroline Kihato (Wits University)
Discussant: Aline Rahbany (World Vision)

Panel 4: Living Refuge
Anita Fabos (Clark University)
Kamel Dorai (IFPO-Amman)
Discussant: Mona Kheshen (Independent Consultant)

Panel 5: From Humanitarian Global Strategy to Engaging the Local Context
Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes)
Mona Fawaz (American University of Beirut)
Discussant: Giuliano Martiniello (AUB)

Roundtable: Refugee Policies in Lebanon
Rita Abou-Jaoudeh (MoSA/UNDP)
Haneen El Sayyed (World Bank)
Synne Bergby (UN-Habitat)
Nasser Yassin and Yara Mrad (AUB-IFI)
Filippo Ortolani (NRC)
Daniel Delati (Care International)
Rabih Shibli and Karim Najjar (AUB-CCECS, ArD)
Moderator: Maha Shuayb (Center for Lebanese Studies)

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02-11 MAR 2016 Exhibition
“Ottawa-Hull, les Jeux de la Francophonie 2001, 15 Ans Apres”
photography exhibition of Bassam Lahoud
Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section
Organizer: Department of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies, LAU
Under the patronage of The Embassy of Canada in Lebanon and in collaboration with Solidere

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02 MAR 2016 11:00 Symposium
“Ernst May and the New Frankfurt”
Byblos campus, LAU
Organizer: Department of Architecture and Interior Design

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02 MAR 2016 12:00 Presentation
“Abdel Ghani al-Nabulusi Spiritual Journey (Rihla) to the Biqa’ Valley”
Dr. Samir Mahmoud (Department of Architecture, AUB)
Building 37, AUB
Majãlis in Islamic Studies
CAMES

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02 MAR 2016 13:00 Presentation
“YEPREM Jewelry: An International Business Success Story”
Beirut campus, LAU
Adnan Kassar School of Business

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02 MAR 2016 16:00 Book Launch
“One Hundred and Fifty”
Edited by:
Nadia Maria El Cheikh
Lina Choueiri
Bilal Orfali
Special guest speaker:
Betty Anderson, PhD, author of “The American University of Beirut, Arab Nationalism and Liberal Education”
West Hall, AUB
Office of the Provost
On the occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary

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02 MAR 2016 17:30 Discussion
“Citizenship and civil society in Syria today and tomorrow”
Part 3: Syrian Civil Society Supports Itself
Dr. Fouad M. Fouad( physician, researcher and Assistant Professor at AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences)
Dr. Zedun Al-Zubi (Syrian activist and director of the UOSSM)
Ola Ramadan (civil activist and member of Badael)
Moderated by Fateh Azzam (director of the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship)
West Hall, AUB
Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship
The Syrian League for Citizenship

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03-06 MAR 2016 Colloque
“Rituels en évolution : acteurs, interactions, objets, espaces, sanctuaires”
Un événement présenté par :
Centre d’Études et d’Interprétation du Fait Religieux
Faculté des sciences religieuses
En collaboration avec : Agence universitaire de la Francophonie
Campus des sciences humaines, USJ

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03 MAR 2016 12:00 Discussion
“Academic Research in Conflict: Reflections on the politics and ethics of knowledge production under war”
Carmen Geha (Visiting Professor of Public Administration)
Omar Dewachi (Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Global Health)
Fouad Fouad (Assistant Research Professor of Public Health)
West Hall, AUB
Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship

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03 MAR 2016 18:30 Lecture
“Developing a rover to land on the surface of the Moon, the Google Lunar X prize project”
Dr. Mauricio Guerrero (CEO from the AngelicvM Aerospace Foundation)
Engineering Lecture Hall, AUB
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

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04 MAR 2016 Discussion
“The Future of Democracy in Tunisia”
Mohammad Al-Haj Salem (Tunisian scholar)
Noureddine Arbaoui (head of Ennahda’s political bureau and member of the executive committee for political party relations)
Hmida Ennaifer (scholar and theologian and founder of the Islamist movement in Tunisia. He also heads the Tunisian League for Culture and Pluralism)
Hamza Meddeb (nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center)
Moderator: Georges Fahmi (visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center)
Carnegie Middle East Center

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04 MAR 2016 12:00 Talk
“Full Texts, Split Moons, Eclipsed Narratives: The Literary History of a Cosmological Miracle”
Hussein Abdulsater
Building 37, AUB
Center for Arts and Humanities

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04 MAR 2016 17:30 Lecture
“Doctors on the Frontlines: Medical Humanitarian Challenges”
Joanne Liu (International President of Médecins Sans Frontières)
IFI Auditorium, AUB
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Médecins Sans Frontières

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07 MAR- 01 APR 2016 Exhibition
“Arabic Comics in the Curriculum: The AUB Libraries’ Collection”
Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners Architecture Building, AUB
AUB Libraries
Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at AUB

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07 MAR 2016 15:00 Talk
“Lebanon Knowledge Economy, Entrepreneurship and Ecosystem’s Present Opportunities”
West Hall, AUB
Center for Research and Innovation (CRInn)

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07 MAR 2016 16:00 Presentation
“Knowledge is Power: AUB and the Empowerment of Women in Lebanon”
Dr. Charlotte Karam (Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology, Olayan School of Business)
West Hall, AUB
Women’s League

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07 MAR 2016 17:00 Lecture
“China’s Foreign Relations: Theories & Approaches”
Professor Yang Jiemian (President Emeritus, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies)
IFI, AUB
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

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07 MAR 2016 18:00 Panel Discussion
“Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon”
Speakers:
Gemma Justo (general secretary of the Domestic Workers’ Union in Lebanon)
Rahel Zegeye (migrant worker from Ethiopia who is also a film-maker and playwright)
Ramy Shukr (general coordinator of the Migrant Community Center at Anti-Racism Movement)
Rose Mahi (chair-person of the Africa United Community (AUC) in Lebanon)
Beirut campus, LAU
Feminist Club in collaboration with the Social Work Club

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07 MAR 2016 18:00 Presentation
“Traditional Costumes in Lebanon: A Story of Heritage, Elegance, and Beauty”
Papeau Lahoud Saadeh (fashion designer)
Yasmine Taan (Department of Design Chair)
Beirut campus, LAU
Center for Lebanese Heritage at LAU

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08 MAR- 01 AUG 2016 Exhibition
“The Arab Nude: The Artist As Awakener”
Byblos Bank Art Gallery, Ada Dodge Hall, AUB
Rose and Shaheen Saleeby Museum, Sidani Street, Hamra
AUB Art Galleries and Collections

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08 MAR 2016 12:00 Roundtable
“Women in Municipal Councils in Support of Local Development”
Participants:
Nouhad Al Mashnouk (Minister of Interior and Municipalities)
Loca Randa (Director of the Office of the United Nations Development Program in Beirut)
Ghassan Moukheiber (Menber of Parliament)
Wafa Dika Hamzeh (former Minister, member of the executive office of the National Commission for Lebanese Women)
Boushra Itani (member of the Beirut municipality council)
Nada Anid (founding member of ‘Women in Front’)
Moderator: Claude Abou Nader Hindi (journalist)
Beirut campus, LAU
Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World,
in collaboration with the National Commission for Lebanese Women

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08 MAR 2016 12:30 Lecture
“The Draped Neobaroque, or is it Possible not to Love Frank Gehry?”
Nadir Lahiji (adjunct professor in architecture at the University of Canberra)
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Architecture and Interior Design

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08 MAR 2016 17:00 Discussion
“Analyzing Peace Agreements in Identity Conflicts”
with Dr. Faten Ghosn
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Social Sciences
Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution

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08 MAR 2016 17:00 Talk
“Astrostatistics in star formation: application to studies of the stellar initial mass function”
Dr. Sami Dib (Niels Bohr Institute & Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Copenhagen)
Emile Bustani for Physics, AUB
Physics Department

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08 MAR 2016 17:30 Talk
“Political Advertising: Writing a National Brand for Lebanon”
Betty Anderson (Associate Professor of Middle East History at Boston University)
West Hall, AUB
Media Studies Program

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09 MAR 2016 17:00 Discussion
“1905 – 2016, Where are we now? AUB and Gender Equity”
Maamari Auditorium, OSB, AUB

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09 MAR 2016 18:00 Presentation
“Merchandising Fashion: Selling the Dream”
Yoanna Finaud (Kenzo merchandising designer)
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Fashion Design

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10 MAR 2016 11:00 Discussion
“Climate governance after the Paris Agreement ”
Panelists:
Mary Awad (member of the UNDP climate change team at the Ministry of Environment)
Carol Chouchani Cherfane (Chief, Water Resources Section, Sustainable Development Policies Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia)
Ernie Niemi (president of Natural Resource Economics, Inc.)
Joseph Al Assad (Energy consultant at the Ministry of Energy and Water in Lebanon)
IFI Auditorium, AUB
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the UNDP

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10 MAR 2016 12:30 Talk
“To shoot or not to shoot: Armed forces and non-violent uprisings in the 2011 Arab Spring”
Dr. Hicham Bou Nassif (Assistant professor of political science at Carleton College, Minnesota)
Moderator: Dr. Danyel Reiche (Associate Professor for Comparative Politics)
West Hall, AUB
Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

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10 MAR 2016 15:30 Discussion
“The origins of language inscriptions in the Mashriqian”
Prof. Albert Naccache (the author of the book “A Stroll through the Garden of our Linguistic Heritage”)
IFI Auditorium, AUB
AUB University Libraries
Lebanese Library Association

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10 MAR 2016 17:00 Lecture
“Importance of Specification”
Mounir Kronful (CSI, associate managing director of construction and builders at the American Institute of Architects)
Byblos campus, LAU
Department of Architecture and Interior Design

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10 MAR 2016 17:00 Talk
“Sociolinguistic Evidence for a Multilingual Approach to Language Acquisition in Lebanon”
Anke El-Bataineh (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales)
Nicely Room 202, AUB
English Department

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10 MAR 2016 17:30 Lecture
“Normalized Abnormal: The Construction of Post Conflict Lebanon”
Najib Hourani (Michigan State University)
West Hall, AUB
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies

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10 MAR 2016 18:00 Festival
“Festival art culinaire et tradition en Sardaigne et au Liban: Food4med”
Campus des sciences humaines, USJ
Un événement présenté par : Centre d’Études pour le Monde Arabe Moderne

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11-13 MAR 2016 Conference
“2nd Annual Conference: Academia and Social Justice”
Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship
Arab Studies Institute
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamra

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11 MAR 2016 12:00 Seminar
“Genomic Screening and the Identification of a Gene Associated with Craniofacial Anomalies”
Michella Ghassibe Sabbagh (researcher and post-doctoral fellow at LAU)
Byblos / Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Natural Sciences

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11 MAR 2016 13:00 Discussion
“وضع النساء في لبنان الحقيقة في مقابل الواقع”
Panelists:
سوسن عبد الرحيم: ناشطة و باحثة
جما غوستو: ناشطة في تجمّع العاملات الأجنبيات في لبنان
سعدى علّوه: صحافية و باحثة في مجال حقوق الإنسان
كريمة شبّو: ناشطة حقوقية
منار زعيتر: محامية و مديرة التجمّع النسائي الديمقراطي اللبناني
IFI Auditorium, AUB
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

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12 MAR 2016 08:00 Conference
“18th Science and Mathematics Educators Conference”
Organized by the Science and Mathematics Education Center
West Hall / Assembly Hall, AUB

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14 MAR 2016 12:00 Discussion
“The Rise & Fall of Confessionalism in the Netherlands: Linkages to Lebanon”
HE Hester Somsen (Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Lebanon)
IFI conference room, AUB
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

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15-19 MAR 2016 Exhibition
“The March to Excellence in Music of Zaki Nassif”
Jafet Library Lobby, AUB
Zaki Nassif Program for Music
University Libraries of the American University of Beirut

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15 MAR 2016 12:30 Lecture
Art Lecture
Bassam Geitani (artist)
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies

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15 MAR 2016 12:00 Talk
“Travelling into the World: African Writing and Modes of Entry into World Literature”
Dr. Harry Garuba (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Building 37, AUB
Center for Arts and Humanities
English Department

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15 MAR 2016 12:30 Discussion
“The Politics of Human Rights and Western Foreign Policy in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings”
Sarah Leah Whitson (Executive Director, Human Rights Watch – Middle East and North Africa Division)
IFI conference room, AUB
Program in Public Policy and International Affairs – PSPA Department
Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
Center for American Studies and Research

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15 MAR 2016 17:30 Lecture
“A State without Citizens: The Tragedy of Syrian History”
Kevin W. Martin (Indiana University)
West Hall, AUB
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies

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15 MAR 2016 18:00 Table ronde
“Du principe de souveraineté – Le génie des « petits Etats » ?Les cas de la Suisse et du Liban”
Avec :
Mme Joëlle Kuntz (Membre du Conseil de Fondation de l’Institut des Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement (IHEID))
Mame Carla Eddé (Chef du Département d’histoire, USJ)
Campus des sciences humaines, USJ
Un événement présenté par : Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
En collaboration avec :
Amicale des étudiants de la Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Ambassade de Suisse au Liban

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15 MAR 2016 19:30 Conférence
“دور المؤسسات التربوية البروتستانتية في إعداد المواطن”
Campus des sciences humaines, USJ
Un événement présenté par : Faculté des sciences religieuses

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16-17 MAR 2016 Exhibition
“Ottawa-Hull, les Jeux de la Francophonie 2001, 15 Ans Apres”
photography exhibition of Bassam Lahoud
Byblos campus, LAU
Department of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies

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16 MAR 2016 12:00 Event
“Poetry Reading: A Rose for J. Haydar”
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of English
Friends of Jawdat Haydar

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16 MAR 2016 15:30 Seminar
“Introduction to Implementation Science – the Birth of Eternal Jobs”
Karim C. Boustany (assistant professor of Industrial Engineering)
Byblos campus, LAU
School of Engineering

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16 MAR 2016 16:00 Lecture
“Reversing Social Exclusion? Education and the Role of NGOs in Lebanon”
Melek El Nimer (assistant professor of Industrial Engineering)
West Hall, AUB
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies (SOAM)
Ana Aqra Association
Unite Lebanon Youth Project

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16 MAR 2016 17:30 Discussion
“Citizenship and civil society in Syria today and tomorrow”
Part 4: Syrian artistic and literary production, today
Marie Elias, Professor (University of Damascus and the Higher Institute for Arts and Theater)
Jamal Chehayed (Professor, researcher and Translator)
Sana Yazigi (Founder and Editor of The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution)
Moderated by Hassan Abbas (Syrian League for Citizenship)
West Hall, AUB
Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship
The Syrian League for Citizenship

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17 MAR 2016 09:00 Symposium
“Translation: a Process of Knowledge Construction”
Beirut campus, LAU
Translation Program at the Department of Humanities

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17 MAR 2016 12:30 Talk
“Syria and Lebanon between the local and the regional: Weak sovereignties and the logic of armed action”
Dr. Bashir Saade (Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh)
Moderator: Dr. Samer Frangie (Assistant Professor in Political Studies)
West Hall, AUB
Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

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17 MAR 2016 17:00 Lecture
“Ripples in the Fabric of Space-Time: Unpacking the LIGO Detection of Gravitational Waves”
Speakers:
Dr. Ali Chamseddine (AUB)
Dr. Abdel Hussein Mroue (University of Chicago)
Dr. Jihad Touma (AUB)
Science Lecture Hall, AUB
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC)
“Science and Mathematics Goes Public” Lecture Series

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17 MAR 2016 18:00 Conférence
“La Permaculture: Un nouveau modèle de vie, Un outil de création d’espaces de vie durables”
M. Marc Haentjens (Fondateur de Henka – Regenerative Farming Solutions (RFS))
Campus des sciences humaines, USJ
Un événement présenté par : Le Département de géographie, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines

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17 MAR 2016 19:00 Conférence
“Enjeux et Défis de la défense devant les juridictions pénales”
François Roux (Chef du Bureau de la Défense au TSL)
Campus des sciences sociales, USJ
Un événement présenté par : Institut des sciences politiques

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18 MAR 2016 09:00 Talk and Workshop
“The Power of Illustration”
Mohamed Danawi (illustrator, founder and creative director of Illozoo | the visual communication agency)
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Design
Workshop titled “From Concept to Finish”

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18 MAR 2016 15:00 Lecture
“Breakthroughs leading to the detection of gravitational waves”
Dr. Abdul Hussein Mroué (Physics Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago, USA)
Emile Bustani for Physics, AUB
Physics Department

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19 MAR 2016 09:00 Talk and Workshop
“The Power of Illustration”
Mohamed Danawi (illustrator, founder and creative director of Illozoo | the visual communication agency)
Byblos campus, LAU
Department of Design
Workshop titled “From Concept to Finish”

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21 MAR 2016 12:00 Lecture
“Fibonacci, Fractals and Cymatics: An Unveiling of Man’s Disharmonious Existence?”
Deema Dakakni
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of English

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21 MAR 2016 12:30 Lecture
“The Sykes-Picot Agreement Revisited 100 Years Later”
Fawwaz Traboulsi
Building 37, AUB
Center for Arts and Humanities

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21 MAR 2016 17:30 Lecture
“American Indian (Art) Hating: Curating “Beyond the Chief””
Robert Warrior (Director of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois)
Building 37, AUB
CASAR

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22-23 MAR 2016 Conference
“Seasons of Migration From the South”
Carnegie Middle East Center

22 MAR

Panel I “Reconstituting States and Societies: The Politics of the Refugee Crisis”

Panel II “A Push to the Fringe: Expanding a Regional Underclass”

Panel III “Voices From the Field”

Panel IV “What Next After London”

23 MAR

Panel V “Innovators and Entrepreneurs”

Panel VI “EUROPE AND ITS OTHER” (Organized with Carnegie Europe)

Speakers:
Roderick Parkes (Senior Analyst, European Union, Institute for Security Studies)
Yves Bertoncini (Director, Jacques Delors Institute, France)
David Gardner (International Affairs Editor, Financial Times (TBC))
Martin Huth (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lebanon)

Panel VII “Governing the crisis: Responsibility to protect or responsibility to resolve”

Speakers:
Pierre Vimont (Former Secretary General, European External Action Services, Senior Associate, Carnegie)
Tarek Mitri (Former Minister of Culture, Director, Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut)
Sarah Cliffe (Director, Center for International Cooperation, NYU)
Hadeel Ibrahim (Director, MO Ibrahim Foundation)
Maha Yahya (Senior Associate, Carnegie)
Moderator: Marwan Muasher (VP, Carnegie)

Other participants
Sinan Ülgen (chairman of the Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies in Turkey, and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe)
Omar Razzaz (chairman of King Abdullah II Fund for Development, chairman of the Ahli Bank in Jordan, and chairman of the Jordan Strategy Forum)
Şenay Özden (cultural anthropologist and co-founder of “Hamisch,” a Syrian cultural house in Turkey)
Rabie Nasr (co-founder and researcher at the Syrian Center for Policy Research in Damascus)
Loay Malahme (co-founder and CEO of 3Dmena, and a founding partner of Refugee Open Ware)
Shadi Karam (senior advisor to the president of the Lebanese Council of Ministers)
Sigrid Kaag (United Nations special coordinator for Lebanon)
Husam Jeejo (member of the board of the Azidi Solidarity and Fraternity League in Iraq)
Ziad Hayek (Lebanon’s secretary general of the Higher Council for Privatization)
Mireille Girard (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Lebanon representative)
Elias Bou Saab (Lebanon’s minister of education and higher education)
Jihad Azour (Lebanon’s former minister of finance)
Ibrahim Awad (director of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo)
Abdullah Al-Dardari (deputy executive secretary at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Lebanon)

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22 MAR 2016 11:00 Panel Discussion
“Bringing Vocational Education into Mainstream Schooling”
Moderator: Dr. Anies Al-Hroub (Chairperson of the Department of Education, American University of Beirut)
Panelists:
Mr. Ahmed Diab (Director General of Technical and Vocational Education in Lebanon)
Dr. Barend Vlaardingerbroek (Associate Professor, American University of Beirut)
Issam Fares Institute – Auditorium, AUB

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22 MAR 2016 15:30 Symposium
“The Limits of Words”
Presentation:
“It’s Only Words”
performed by Mr. Pierre Sarkis
“We are Alienated by Words: Lacan’s Big Other and Foucault’s Discursive Formation”
Dr. George Sadaka
“في جمالية الجسد”
د. نضال الأميوني دكاش
“Communicating Mathematical Truth With and Without Words”
Dr. May Hamdan
“How Non-verbal Communication Limits Words”
Mr. Pierre Sarkis
Beirut / Byblos campus, LAU
Department of English

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22 MAR 2016 17:00 Lecture
“Don’t start with the good old things but with the bad new ones: Curating in the Future Anterior”
Hannah Feldman (PhD, History of Art, Columbia University; Associate Professor)
College Hall, AUB
Jabre Lecture Series in Art History and Curating

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23 MAR 2016 12:00 Lecture
“9/11 Warping and its Discontents: The U.S. Security State, Racism, and Foreign Policy”
Ramzi Kassem (Professor of Law at the City University of New York School of Law)
Building 37, AUB
CASAR

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23 MAR 2016 12:30 Discussion
“Expanding AUB’s Research Network: Unveiling IT-GEANT Agreement”
*GÉANT (the leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education)
Presenter: Dr. Yousif Asfour (Chief Information Officer of the IT)
College Hall, AUB

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23 MAR 2016 16:00 Lecture
“Structural and Vibrational Investigation of Ferroelectric Materials”
Dr. Ali Al-Zein
Emile Bustani for Physics, AUB
Physics Department

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23 MAR 2016 17:00 Lecture
“Order of Volatility: Power, Wealth and Death in the Ottoman Empire, 1450-1850″
Ali Yaycioglu (Stanford University)
College Hall, AUB
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
Department of History and Archaeology

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23 MAR 2016 18:00 Presentation
“Psychology at the American University of Beirut: A Journey through Time”
Professor Shahé S. Kazarian, PhD (American University of Beirut)
West Hall, AUB

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24 MAR 2016 09:30 Discussion
“Government and Politics of Denmark and the Role of the Youth”
Anne-Sofie Totsi and Casper Due (Youth Atlantic Treaty Association in Denmark)
Beirut campus, LAU
Department of Social Sciences
Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution
This event is part of Associate Professor Imad Salamey’s class titled “Comparative Political Systems”

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24 MAR 2016 18:00 Lecture
“عناية المحدثين بالإسناد”
محمّد الطَّبَراني، أستاذ التّعْليم الْعالي مؤهّل أستاذ علوم القرآن والتفسير بكلية اللغة العربية بمراكش، جامعة القاضي عياض
OIB

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24 MAR 2016 17:00 Panel Discussion
“Annunciation of Virgin Mary’”
IFI Auditorium, AUB
AMPL
IFI

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24 MAR 2016 19:00 Screening
“My Love Awaits Me By The Sea”
Followed by discussion with Mais Darwazah (director)
West Hall, AUB
CAMES
Red Oak Club
Palestinian Cultural Club
As part of Israeli Apartheid Month 2016 in Lebanon

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29 MAR 2016 17:30 Debate
“Face to face: Organic vs Synthetic cosmetics”
Panelists:
Mr. Bassam Fattouh (Makeup Artist and creator of his own makeup line)
Mr. Joe Raad (eminent hairdresser and celebrity hairstylist)
Dr. Lina Tannir (Founding Manager of Lush Lebanon and AUB Finance Instructor)
Dr. Tarek Ghaddar (Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Chemistry department at AUB
Nour Nasr (AUB Psychology Instructor and Director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality)
West Hall, AUB
AUB – Nature Conservation Center

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30-31 MAR 2016 International conference
“Charles Malik the Philosopher: Reflections on Process and Impact”
NDU’s Institute of Lebanese Thought (ILT)
in association with
AUB’s Anis Makdisi Program in Literature
and NDU’s Benedict XVI’s Chair of Religious, Philosophical, and Cultural Studies
Location: NDU and AUB

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30 MAR 2016 16:00 Talk
“Nanosecond Discharges in Liquids: Fundamental Physics and Applications”
Dr. Ahmad Hamdan (King Abdullah Univ. of Sci. and Tech. (KAUST), CCRC, Saudi Arabia)
Emile Bustani for Physics, AUB
Physics Department

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30 MAR 2016 17:30 Lecture
“Local Adopted Roman Funerary Practices in Tyre and Baalbek: Socio-Cultural Conclusions”
Dr. Lidewijde de Jong (Lecturer in Archaeology, Rijks University, Groningen – the Netherlands)
Post Hall, Archaeological Museum, AUB
Society of the Friends of the AUB Museum
History and Archaeology Department

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