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​​​​​​​Working Papers


A Working Paper is a publication of preliminary results of a research report, technical paper, research data or other types of research papers in progress. The IFI Working Paper series is intended for quick publication of works in progress and research findings by AUB faculty and IFI affiliated scholars on issues related the institute's core programs. A working paper is not a final finished research paper ready for publication in an academic journal but can be considered an overview of ongoing research meant to stimulate discussion among university faculty, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. This series will provide rapid feedback to the researcher and a platform to present initial research findings in order to develop and expand the research paper.

Read guidelines for IFI Working Paper Series.

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#46: Jobs Make the Difference: Estimating Job Creation Potential of the 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan
Tobias Schillings, University of Oxford
Refugee Reserach and Policy Program, December 2018


Problematics & Scenarios Towards a State Approach

Ziad El-Sayegh, Expert in Public Policies and Refugees
Collaborators: Pierre Abi Aoun, Rima Saleh, and Dalia Al-Lakkis

لبنان وعودة النا​زحين من / إلى سوريا 
إشكاليات وخيارات في سبيل مقاربة دولتيّة  

زياد الصائغ: خبير في السياسات العامة واللاجئين 
باحثون مساعدون: بيار أبي عون، ريما صالح، داليا اللقيس




#44: Mobilization of the Marginalized: Unemployed Activism in Tunisia
Samiha Hamdi, PhD candidate at Sfax University (ECUMUS Etat, Culture et Mutations de Société) and Member of the Doctoral School of CRESSON (Centre de Recherche sur l’Espace Sonore et l’Environnement Urbain) at the University of Grenoble
Irene Weipert-Fenner, Senior Research Fellow and Project Director at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Social Justice and Development Policy in the Arab World Program


#43: Assessing Solar PV’s Potential in Lebanon ​​​
Ali H. Berjawi, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute, AUB, Lebanon
Sara Najem, National Center for Remote Sensing, National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), Beirut, Lebanon
Ghaleb Faour, National Center for Remote Sensing, Beirut, Lebanon
Chadi Abdallah, National Center for Remote Sensing, Beirut, Lebanon
Ali Ahmad,​​ Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute, AUB, Lebanon
Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program


#42: Lebanon's Tobacco Control Policy
Sawsan Allam, Program Coordinator of the Civil Society and Policy-Making Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Stephanie Tanielian, Department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Amal Samha, Department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Sam Selsky, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Nasser Yassin, Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Civil Society and Policy-making Program


#41: Politics of Coincidence: The Harak Confronts its “Peoples”​​​
Carole Kerbage, ​​Researcher at the Issam Fares Institute, AUB
Social Justice and Development Policy in the Arab World Program
English |||​ Arabic


#40: Rethinking Shared Space:The case of Nabaa Neighborhood, Bourj Hammoud
Rouba Dagher, Graduate of the Master’s Program in Urban Design, AUB
Petra Samaha, Graduate of the Master’s Program in Urban Design, AUB
Social Justice and Development Policy in the Arab World Program


#39: Responding to the Syrian crisis in Lebanon: Collaboration between aid agencies and local governance structures.
Yara Mourad, Program Coordinator in the Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World Program
This Paper is a collaboration between IIED, UN-Habitat, Urban Crises, and the Issam Fares Institute.


#38: Municipal Service Delivery, Stability, Social Cohesion and Legitimacy in Lebanon.
A co-publication by the Developmental Leadership Program and the Issam Fares Institute, and authored by Lama Mourad and Laure-Hélène Piron.


#37:Walk the Line: An investigation of the Micro-Processes of a UN Peacekeeping Mission
Vanessa Newby, Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, Australia
UN in the Arab World Program

 

#36: Water, Energy, Food Nexus: An Outlook on Public Institutions in the Arab World
Elie Chnais, Environmental Expert
Nadim Farajalla, Program Director, Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Rana El Hajj, Senior Program Coordinator in the Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program

 

#35: Water, Energy, Food Nexus: An Outlook on Public Institutions in Lebanon
Nadim Farajalla, Program Director, Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Patricia Haydamous, Research Assistant in the Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Rana El Hajj, Senior Program Coordinator in the Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program

 

#34:Marriage in the Gulf States after the Arab Uprisings
The Effects of Counterrevolutionary Subsidies

Randall Kuhn,Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

 

#33:The Legal Status of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Maja Yanmyr, Affiliated Scholar, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Refugee Research and Policy Program

 

#32: Family Matters An Overview of Policies on Family Related Issues in Selected Arab Countries
Nasser Yassin, Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affair, and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
Nadine Ghalayini, Project Coordinator in the Education and Youth Policy Research Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Hana Addam El-Ghali, Senior Program Coordinator in the Education and Youth Policy Research Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
Education and Youth Policy in the Arab World Program

 

#31:Social Justice and the Arab Uprisings
Amaney A. Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Michael Robbins, Project Director, Arab Barometer
Social Justice and Development Policy in the Arab World Program

 

#30:Getting to Campus: Sustainable Public Transportation and Relocating the American University in Cairo
Richard Tutwiler, Professor and Director, Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, The American University in Cairo
Andrew Petrovich, Research Associate, LEED Green Associate, Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE, The American University in Cairo
Hagar Eldidi, Research Associate, Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, The American University in Cairo
Yumna ElKassim, Research Associate, Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment,The American University in Cairo
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program – Part of the Sustainable Transport Series

 

#29:Sustainable Transportation and Mega Sporting Events in Arab Countries – the Case of Qatar
Robert Wittkuhn,Robert Wittkuhn M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.); Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut
Dr. Danyel Reiche, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program – Part of the Sustainable Transport Series

 

#28:Economic Impacts of Adopting a Sustainable Transport System in Beirut
Mazen Omran,Senior Transport Planner, Dar Al Handasah – Shair and Partners
Johnny Ojeil,Director, Ove Arup and Partners, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Youssef Fawaz,Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program – Part of the Sustainable Transport Series

 

#27:Commuters’ Behavior towards Upgraded Bus Services in Greater Beirut: Implications for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Social Welfare and Transport Policy
Ali Chalak, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut
Hani Al-Naghi, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut
Alexandra Irani, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut
Maya Abou-Zeid, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program – Part of the Sustainable Transport Series

 

#26:Harnessing Motorists’ Potential Demand for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles in Lebanon: Policy Options, CO2 Emissions Reduction and Welfare Gains
Alexandra Irani, Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut
Ali Chalak,Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program – Part of the Sustainable Transport Series

 

#25:Sustainable Transportation in the Arab World: International Benchmarking on Sustainable Transport Policies and their Impacts
Isam Kaysi,Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut
Farid B. Chaaban, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program – Part of the Sustainable Transport Series

#24: Operation Protective Edge & Legal Remedies
Noura Erakat, Assistant Professor,George Mason University and a Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya e-zine
Bianca C. Isaias,Third-year J.D. student at NYU School of Law
Salmah Rizvi,2L at NYU School of Law on a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
International Affairs & UN in the Arab World Program
English ||| Arabic

 

#23: Climate Change in Lebanon: Higher-order Regional Impacts from Agriculture
Dr. Nadim Farajalla, American University of Beirut
Dr. Eduardo A. Haddad,Nereus Lab, University of San Paolo
Dr. Marina Camargo,Nereus Lab, University of San Paolo
Dr. Ricardo Lopes,Nereus Lab, University of San Paolo
Dr. Flavio Vieira,Nereus Lab, University of San Paolo
Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World

 

#22: Governance between Isolation and Integration: A Study on the Interaction between Lebanese State Institutions and Palestinian Authorities in Shabriha Gathering, South Lebanon
Ms. Nora Stel,IFI Affiliated Scholar
Refugee Research and Policy in the Arab World

 

#21: The Dilemma of Human Rights In Lebanese Electoral Laws
Dr. Elie Al-Hindy, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law & Political Science, Notre Dame University
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making

 

#20: Employment and Entitlement in the GCC: A World-systems analysis of disrupted development
Mr. Michael Coulom,Graduate, University of St. Andrews

International Affairs

 

#19: India's Iran Policy: Between US Primacy and Regionalism
Dr. Vijay Prashad, Edward Said Chair (2013-2014) at the Center for American Studies and Research, AUB

International Affairs

 

#18: A Changing Regional Order: The Arab Uprisings, the West and the BRICS
Ms. Christina Lassen, Denmark's Former Ambassador to Syria and Jordan

International Affairs

 

#17: Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa: Between an Arab Winter and the Arab Spring
Ms. Shaden Khallaf,Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Law, American University in Cairo
UN in the Arab World

 

#16: Unstateable Palestine: The Role of Emotions in Proving Political Worthiness through International Investigative Commissions

 

#15: Emerging Powers and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Case of Brazil and Venezuella
Dr. Guy Burton, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, University of Kurdistan-Hewler
UN in the Arab World

 

#14: The Legacy of Sectarian Consociationalism and the Transition to a Fully-fledged Democracy
Dr. Samir Makdisi, Senior Fellow, Institute of Financial Economics;
Mr. Youssef El-Khalil, Senior Director, Department of Financial Operations, Lebanese Central Bank
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making

 

#13: Production of Norms and Securitization of Development Policies: From Human Security to Security Sector Reform
Ms. Penelope Larzilliere, Researcher, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
UN in the Arab World

 

#12: The Efficiency of Food Labeling as a Rural Development Policy: The Case of Olive Oil in Lebanon
Dr. Jad Chaaban, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Science, AUB
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making

 

#11: The role of research centers in Jordanian political decision- making | 1989-2010
Dr. Walid Abdel Hay
,Professor, Yarmouk University
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making English ||| Arabic

 

#10: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL):International Justice Dissected
Dr. Omar Nashabe, Faculty member, Lebanese American University
UN in the Arab World

 

#9: The Politics of International Justice – US Policy and the Legitimacy of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon UN in the Arab World
Dr. John Cerone
,Visiting Professor, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
UN in the Arab World

 

#8:Women's Citizenship Rights in Lebanon
Dr. Maya W. Mansour, Lecturer, Human Rights Center, Beirut Arab University;
Ms. Sarah G. Abou Aad,Researcher and Activist on Human Rights in Lebanon
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making - Human Rights project

 

#7:The Dynamics of Policy Innovation and Diffusion in the Gulf Cooperation Council: A Case Study of Three Specialized Cities
Dr. Hiba Khodr, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, AUB
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making

 

#6:بحث فى تأثير مركز دراسات الوحدة العربية
Mr. Ziad Hafez, General Secretary for the Arab Nationalist Forum
Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy-Making - CAPRI project
Arabic ||| Read a description of this paper in English and Arabic

 

#5: Europe's Lopsided Foreign Policy: Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians
Mr. Stuart Reigeluth, Managing Editor of REVOLVE
UN in the Arab World

 

#4: Media Habits of MENA Youth: A Three-country Survey
Jad Melki, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies, AUB

 

#3: Describing Lebanese Youths: A National and Psycho-social Survey
Dr. Charles Harb, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, AUB
Youth in the Arab World

 

#2: Is It Wrong or Illegal? Situating the Gaza Blockade between International Law and the UN Response
Ms. Noura Erakat, Adjunct Professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
UN in the Arab World
English|||Arabic

 

#1: Palestinian Refugee Camps in the Arab East: Governmentalities in Search of Legitimacy
Dr. Sari Hanafi, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies, AUB
Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps
English|||Arabic

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