English Policy Recommendations | Beirut Institute Summit Edition II
Policy Recommendations | Beirut Institute Summit Edition II
English Policy Recommendations
Arabic Policy Recommendations | Beirut Institute Summit Edition II
Arabic Policy Recommendations - Beirut Institute Summit Edition II
Arabic Policy Recommendations
Beirut Institute Summit Edition II in Abu Dhabi

Beirut Institute Summit Edition II

May 12 & 13, 2018 | The St. Regis Abu Dhabi


Policy Recommendations - Beirut Institute Summit Edition I
Policy Recommendations from Abu Dhabi
At Beirut Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi, Beirut Institute convened a highly select group of senior government officials, public and private sector luminaries and next generation leaders to develop specific policy proposals for “Reconfiguring the Arab Region and its Global Space beyond Political Economy and Security Threats.” This document summarizes the key policy recommendations that came out of the deliberations. Arabic  version: https://goo.gl/rjjlvl
Beirut Institute Summit Edition I in Abu Dhabi

Beirut Institute Summit took place on 10 & 11 October 2015 at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, under the theme: Reconfiguring the Arab Region and its Global Space beyond Political Economy & Security Threats. Beirut Institute hosted political leaders, senior policy makers, prominent thinkers, major CEOs, and civil society leaders.

Beirut Institute Summit
Consultative Status
Beirut Institute has been granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a status that will enable the institute to actively take part in the debate and participate in the policy making of the world's economic, social and environmental challenges.
FPA Partnership

Foreign Policy Association

is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Through its balanced, non-partisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

SIPRI Partnership

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.

NCAFP Partnership

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy

is an American nonprofit, non-partisan activist organization dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten US interests. It works to identify, articulate, and advance US foreign-policy interests within the framework of political realism.

GRC Partnership

The Gulf Research Center

is a privately funded, non-partisan think tank, education provider and consultancy specializing in the Persian Gulf region. The GRC produces research from a Gulfperspective which redresses a current area studies imbalance wherein regional opinions and interests are underrepresented.

Beirut Institute
will not dwell on failures or handicaps. Instead, our task is to think of innovative solutions to the current challenges and to devise strategies for future opportunities 
Raghida Dergham Founder and Executive Chairman
Ban Ki-moon
welcomes the fact that the mission of the Institute as an independant think tank on Arab matters and Arab relations with East and West is translating into strategic partnerships and attracting the support of leaders and policy-makers.
Beirut is the lungs

of the Arab world and Beirut Institute is its oxygen

HRH Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud

Board of Directors

A much needed

indigenous, independent, inter-generational platform for constructive engagement locally and globally.

Talal Al Zain

Board of Directors

A vision

which does not translate into action remains a dream but  an Action without a Vision could turn into a nightmare.

Nahla Haidar

Board of Directors

Dubai Working Lunch
Beirut Institute's Board of Directors and Advisory Board organized a working lunch in Dubai  on April 15, 2014, hosted by Soha Nashaat, and a dinner, hosted by Mira Lozi and her husband Rami Al-Naimi,  at a high level of attendance from the UAE and other Arab countries.
Press Briefing on Libyan Women
On Monday, March 17, Beirut Institute and the U.N. Correspondents Association jointly hosted a press briefing in New York City featuring a group of Libyan women experts on civil society, human rights, and research who offered their knowledge and expertise on various topics related to women’s rights, which were discussed in the context of the ongoing political transformation in Libya in the post-revolution era.
People want

to take part in the decisions that affect their lives; they want their dignity back and they want an end to corruption

Lakhdar Brahimi

Board of Directors

Policy Paper II
Policy paper II on the "Impact of the continued influx of Syrian refugees on the infrastructure, peace and security of Jordan and Lebanon" which is the second of its series entitled "Ethics and Politics: Response to the Plight of Syrian Refugees" Click here to read
Beirut Institute's UNSC Luncheon
On Monday July 8, 2013 Beirut Institute hosted an Off-the-Record UN Security Council Luncheon in NYC with HRH Prince Rashid El- Hassan Bin Talal, HE Ziyad Baroud, HE Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson and members of the UN Security Council
A showcase

of Arab diversity and excellence, Beirut Institute will advance a constructive discourse globally

Amre Moussa

Board of Directors

The time is ripe

to convert people's demands into a vision

Talal Shair

Board of Directors

Screening of "The Square"
The U.N. Correspondents Association and Beirut Institute hosted a screening of the Oscar-nominated film for Best Documentary Feature "The Square", by Egyptian-American Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, on Tuesday, February 18th in the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium.
Beirut Institute is an opportunity

to transform policy making into an innovative, inclusive and participatory process. It is a platform through which politicians’ decisions are better informed and citizens’ voices are well heard.

Gilbert Doumit

Beirut Institute

has an important role to play in assisting the birth of rights-respecting democracies in the region and  think outside the box

Diana Moukalled

Advisory Board

The newly found Beirut Institute

stands for moderation, tolerance and enlightenment, all are badly needed values today in the ever turbulent Arab World.

Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Advisory Board




Beirut Institute

is here to assist in enabling the Arab World

Mireille Korab

Advisory Board

Beirut Institute

will provide an inventory of Arab minds, ideas, and wisdom that will enable the world to better understand the region and its future development

Marwan Kheireddine

Board of Directors

The Birth of Beirut Institute

coincides with the birth of a new promising era in the Arab world, an era in which youth and women are actively involved in planting the seeds of freedom, citizenship and justice

Farida Allaghi

Advisory Board

A century later,

we are finally defining our own Arab Agenda

Malik Dahlan

Advisory Board

It's unacceptable that today,

in the 21st century, we are still debating the universality of human rights

Amira Yahyaoui

Advisory Board

The establishment

of Beirut Institute, cannot be more timely or commendable for our renaissance as an Arab people

Shahm Al Wir

Advisory Board


We must ensure

we all rise to our regions ambitions,which will continue to be fuelled with the ever increasing capabilities of technology

Mira Lozi


Beirut Institute for me,

holds the promise of assisting in accelerating the changes flowing accross the Middle East

Soha Nashaat

Advisory Board

Off-the-Record Luncheon
in Beirut attended by top leaders and thinkers in the region to discuss rising crucial issues in the region
Off-the-Record Luncheon
Policy Paper I
Check our policy paper I on the "Impact of the Continued Influx of Syrian Refugees to Lebanon and its Inability to Cope Alone" which is the first of its series entitled "Ethics and Politics: Response to the Plight of Refugees."
Policy Paper I in Arabic
To read our policy paper I in Arabic please click here
Beirut Institute

is where thinking will definitely take the lead over any other form of human fight.

Badih Moukarzel

Board of Directors

World Leadership Forum
Beirut Institute in partnership with Foreign Policy Association (FPA)
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Beirut Institute is a catalyst
for an ongoing conversation regarding the Arab region, it is now the model of exchange between UN Security Council members and thinkers from the Arab region
Conversations with the Future
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Thinker Funder
Perspectives From the Arab Region
In 2012, Beirut Institute initiated a milestone project “Conversations with the Future Perspectives from the Arab Region”; a joint effort between Beirut Institute's community, dynamic conversation and solution-oriented debate toward a forward-looking discourse. continue reading
What are we working on
Progress report
Action Plan
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Focal Points
Beirut Institute is establishing country-based focal points tasked with mobilizing thoughts and resources, not independently, but in line with Beirut Institutes’ mission and vision.
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Thematic Councils
Tasked with formulating strategic policy options, each thematic council brings together field experts and produces its dedicated output to ensure the constant generation of ideas to be disseminated as necessary.
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Arab Brain Trust
"Compendium of excellence, expertise and knowledge in various fields across the Arab region and the Arab Diaspora"
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