AUB-Princeton Conference Sponsors
The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University was established by a gift from Mrs. Mamdouha S. Bobst in the year 2000, to create a center on campus that would provide programming, research support, and a gathering place for scholars and public officials whose work focuses on conflict mitigation, social justice, and all areas that promote mutual understanding between peoples and groups. The Bobst Center's main principles are respect for all ethnic traditions and religious faiths, and justice both within countries and across national borders. A special feature of the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice is its new collaboration with the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, which provides fertile ground for faculty and graduate exchanges and research on the roles of social justice and political life in the Arab World. Director: Professor Amaney A. Jamal.
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 harness, develop, and initiate policy-relevant research. It is committed to increasing and deepening knowledge production in and about the Arab region; and to create a space for the inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers, civil society actors and policy-makers. Founding Director: Professor Rami Khouri. Current Director: Dr. Tarek Mitri.
The Project on Middle Eastern Political Science (POMEPS) is based at the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University and is supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for Islam in a Changing Middle East. POMEPS is a collaborative network designed to enhance the broader Middle East’s political science field and its engagement with the broader academic discipline, public policy, and the public sphere. POMEPS seeks to shape innovative new approaches to the political science of the region, support the field’s publication in leading academic journals, and ultimately build the number of tenured political scientists specializing on the Middle East. It also aims to increase their contribution to the public foreign policy debate and to the policy-making process, in order to allow their expertise to have more of an impact on vital decisions about the Middle East. Director: Professor Marc Lynch.
Committed to inclusive analysis of the political obstacles and opportunities facing the contemporary Arab world, the Workshop on Arab Political Development seeks to become a premiere intellectual hub with an impact on scholarly debates and policy. The workshop brings together academics, policy experts, and students of Arab politics to critically and openly engage one another on a variety of topics. While questions of democratization are of special salience, the workshop will stage conversations on topics as diverse as voice and accountability, economic opportunities, representation, empowerment, gender equality, human rights, social progress, oil, and war. It is an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and is supported by PIIRS and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Director: Professor Amaney Jamal PIIRS Director: Professor Mark R. Beissinger
The Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs In 1930, Princeton established the School of Public and International Affairs, as it was originally named, in the spirit of Woodrow Wilson's interest in preparing students for leadership in public and international affairs. Today, the School educates a wide range of students from all parts of the globe. It boasts a faculty of respected scholars and practitioners in disciplines that include politics, economics, sociology, psychology, physics, molecular biology and geosciences, who — individually and as members of world-class research centers and programs — influence the international and domestic environment through policy research and teaching. Dean: Dr. Cecilia Elena Rouse.