Bobst Center-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative

The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are pleased to announce the continuation of their ongoing joint initiative. This initiative is supported by the generous funding of the Bobst Foundation, according to the wishes of philanthropist Mamdouha S. Bobst on projects designed to promote studies relating to the Middle East in order to advance the cause of peace, mutual understanding and justice. This unique collaboration seeks to leverage both institutions’ intellectual capital and mutual interests to raise awareness about the politics of transformation in MENA.

This partnership takes on multiple forms, including research support, visiting Professorships, graduate student exchanges, joint workshops and conferences.

Programming has included the Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute Alumni Workshop on the campus of AUB, as well as a workshop to explore the changes in the international relations of the Middle East over the last decade which was cosponsored with the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) at George Washington University.