American University of Beirut
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Inaugurated in 2006, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is an independent, research-based, policy-oriented institute, that aims to initiate and develop policy-relevant research in and about the Arab world. The Institute strives to bridging the gap between academia and policymaking by conducting high quality research on the complex issues and challenges faced by Lebanese and Arab societies within shifting international and global contexts, by generating evidence-based policy recommendations and solutions for Lebanon and the Arab world, and by creating an intellectual space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers, scholars, civil society actors, media, and policy makers. This Institute is part of and based at AUB, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning operating under a charter from the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University is committed to the ideals of critical thinking, open debate, and diversity. The university's faculty serves over 7,500 students in more than 120 PhD, Master's, and bachelor’s degree programs in a variety of disciplines and fields.
In the PAVE project, AUB (through IFI) will lead the fieldwork in Lebanon supported by FMSH. In this task they will be drawing on the extensive experience of its researchers on cumulative extremisms (WP3) and on interactions between states and religious institutions (WP4). Moreover, AUB will take part in the elaboration of baseline studies, concept and methodology and will help identify capacity-building needs, by convening stakeholder and policy workshops.
Beirut 1107 2020