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Think Tanks: Lebanon & Middle East

This guide hightlights selected think tanks and policy research institues that engage in policy research and analysis

AUB's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs is an independent, research-based, policy-oriented institute. Inaugurated in 2006, the Institute aims to harness, develop, and initiate policy-relevant research in the Arab region. The Institute is committed to expanding and deepening knowledge production in and about the Arab region; and to creating a space for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers, civil society actors and policy-makers. 

Our goals:

  • Enhancing and broadening public policy-related debate and knowledge production in the Arab world and beyond;
  • Better understanding the Arab world within shifting international and global contexts;
  • Providing a space to enrich the quality of interaction among scholars, officials and civil society actors in and about the Arab world;
  • Disseminating knowledge that is accessible to policy-makers, media, research communities and the general public.


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