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Beirut Institute is an independent, non-partisan think tank hosting global events.  As a cutting edge, forward-looking, solution-focused institute, we strive to achieve a sustainable impact on local and global policy. We proudly serve as a catalyst for intergenerational, innovative thinking with contemplative policy options.

Beirut Institute Summits

The Beirut Institute Summits convene a wide spectrum of thinkers including political leaders, senior policymakers, prominent intellectuals, leading CEOs, and civil society leaders to reflect on the evolving relationship between the Arab region and the world.

Reconfiguring the Arab Region and Its Global Space

Constructing the Arab Region's Engagement in the Emerging Global Future

e-Policy Circles

Our critical global conversation continues online.

102 international guests,  from 29 countries 

First season, Spring/Summer – From May 6, 2020 until July 29, 2020.

Second season, Fall/Winter – From Sep. 16, 2020 until Dec. 2, 2020.

Third season, Spring/Summer – Started Jan. 20, 2021.

 

e-Policy Circle 39

Zalmay Khalilzad, Lakhdar Brahimi, Bruno Maçães, Dmitri Trenin

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e-Policy Circle 35

HE David Hale, HE Andrei Baklanov, HE Michel Moawad, Norman Roule

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HE President Barham Salih, with input by HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal and General David Petraeus

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e-Policy Circle 29

one-on-one hour long global geopolitical conversation will be hosted by Raghida Dergham with input by HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal and General David Petraeus.

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e-Policy Circle 30

HE Yousef Al Otaiba, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Vitaly Naumkin, Danielle Pletka. This Session will be hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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HE Yousef Al Otaiba, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Vitaly Naumkin, Danielle Pletka. This Session will be hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 31

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Ziyad Baroud, Brian Katulis and Seyed Hossein Mousavian. This session was hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 33

Stephanie Williams, Irina Zvyagelskaya, Elham Saudi, and Claudia Gazzini. This session was hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 32

Joel Rayburn, Abdel Rahman Al Rashed, Andrey Bystritskiy, and Matthew McInnis. This session was hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 36

Bernard Khoury, Nada Debs, Céline Semaan Vernon, Thalia Dergham

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e-Policy Circle 37

Pekka Haavisto, Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, Joey Hood, Fyodor Lukyanov

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e-Policy Circle 38

Amr Moussa, Andrei Fedorov, Edward Luttwak and Sanam Vakil

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e-Policy Circle 28

HE Ahmed Aboul Gheit, HE Dr. Nayef Al Hajraf, HE James Jeffrey. This Session will be hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 27

HE Tatiana Gfoeller, Dr. Lina Khatib, Dr. Ellie Geranmayeh, Dr. Florence Gaub, and Dr. Karen Young. This Session will be hosted by Dr. Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 26

HE Ayad Allawi, General Joseph Votel, Dr. Philipp Ackermann, and Mr. Nouriel Roubini. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 25

HE Tom Fletcher, Mr. Vance Serchuk, Mr. Karim Sadjapour, and Ms. Asli Aydıntaşbaş. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 24

HE Elliott Abrams, HE Ambassador Dorothy Shea, MP Fouad Makhzoumi, and Mr. Gurvan Le Bras. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 23

Sir John Scarlett, Ms. Mina Al-Oraibi, Ms. Amira Yahyaoui and Mr. William Richards. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 22

HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, HE Boris Ruge, Mr. Paul A. Brinkley, and Mr. Fyodor Lukyanov. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 21

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal, HE Kevin Rudd and HE Gen. David Petraeus . This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 20

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, HE Nassif Hitti, HE Terje Rød-Larsen and Mr. Edward Luttwak. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham. ​

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e-Policy Circle 19

HE Carl Bildt, Amb. Paula Dobriansky, HE Michael Gfoeller, Dr. Dmitri Trenin. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham

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e-Policy Circle 18

Ms. Wafa Ben-Hassine, Ms. Ayla Majid, Mr. Zakary Dychtwald, Mr. John Nash. This session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 17

HE Reem Al Hashimi, HE Shivshankar Menon, HE Richard Haass, and HE Richard Grenell. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 16

Mr. James Jefferey, Mr. Joel Rayburn, Mr. Nibras EL Fadel. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 15

HE Danilo Turk, HE Nabil Fahmy, HE Andrei Federov, Mr Richard Fontaine. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 14

HE Michelle Bachelet, HE Peter Maurer, Rt Hon Baroness Valerie Amos, HE Ferid Belhaj. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 13

HE Lakhdar Brahimi, The Rt. Hon Jack Straw, HE Ambassador Thomas Pickering. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 12

H.E. Vuk Jeremić,Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Ms. Danielle Pletka, Dr. Dmitri Trenin. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 11

HE Minister Mohammed al-Dayri, HE Amb. Ryan Crocker, HE Lady Olga Maitland, and Ms. Irina Izvyagelskaya. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 10

Rania Al-Mashat, Sir John Sawers, Brett Mcgurk, Ambassador Yue Xiao Yong, This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 9

Mr. Fadi Ghandour, Ms. Malak Al Akiely, Mr. Sumit Jamuar, Ms. Cassandra Kelly, Mr. André Loesekrug-Pietri. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 8

HE Nasser Judeh, HE Shashi Tharoor, HE Philip Gordon, HE Christophe Farnaud. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 7

HE Elliott Abrams, HE Brian Hook, HE Nasser Saidi, Ms. Nora Mueller. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 6

HE Noura Al Kaabi, HE Najat Belkacem, Prof. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Nadine Labaki. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 5

HE Ambassador Robert Blackwill, HE Jihad Azour, Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, Dr. Andrey Bystritsky. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 4

HE David Schenker, HE Philipp Ackermann, HE Hossam Zaki, HE Ghassan Hasbani. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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e-Policy Circle 3

HE Hoshyar Zebari, HE Walid Joumblatt, HE Jeffrey Feltman, Amir Taheri. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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HE Amre Moussa, The Rt Hon Alistair Burt, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, Dr. Vitaly Naumkin. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal, HE Minister Anwar Gargash, HE General David Petraeus, HE Andrei Fedorov. This Session was hosted by Raghida Dergham.

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Events

Second off-the-record UN Security Council luncheon

Ethics and Politics: Response to the Plight of Refugees” Part I – Impact of the continued influx of Syrian refugees to Lebanon on the infrastructure of the country and its inability to cope alone

NYC Dinner Series: Co-Hosted Dinner with HE Ambassador Joanna Wronecka

Second off-the-record UN Security Council luncheon
Ethics and Politics: Response to the Plight of Refugees” Part I – Impact of t
NYC Dinner Series: Co-Hosted Dinner with HE Ambassador Joanna Wronecka

Video Testimonials

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HE Noura Al Kaabi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development (UAE)

Gen. David Petraeus

Member, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Former CIA Director (USA)

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Peter Maurer

President International Committee of the Red Cross

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H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

Secretary-General, Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain)

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

CEO of Mubadala Development Company (UAE)

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HE Amre Moussa

Former Secretary General, League of Arab States (Egypt)

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Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Member of the PLO Executive Committee (Palestine)

H.E. Dr. Danilo Turk

Former President of Slovenia

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Nadine Labaki

Lebanese Oscar Nominated Director and Actor

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Joseph Jabbra

President of LAU

Michel Abboud

Founding Principal of SOMA Architect

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Khaled Mouzanar

Lebanese Music Composer and Producer

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Emtithal Mahmoud

Poet and Activist, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Thalia Dergham

Senior Strategist at Wednesday (UK)

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Malak Al Akiely

Founder and Managing Director of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading (Jordan)

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Miguel Syjuco

Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, New York University, Abu Dhabi

Rudolph Lohmeyer

VP Responsible for the Global Policy Business Council National Transformations Institute, A.T. Kearney (UAE)

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Giselle Khoury

Media and President of Samir Kassir Foundation

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Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman of Wamda Group

Baria Alamuddin

Award-winning Journalist and Broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK, Editor of the Media Services Syndicate (UK)

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Hon Alistair Burt

Former Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Badih Moukarzel

International lawyer and Board Member of Beirut Institute

Parag Khanna

Geo-strategist and Best-selling Author (USA)

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Sabah Mushatat

Advisor, Investment and Reconstruction, Iraq Prime Minister Office (Iraq)

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HE Nohad Machnouk

Minister Interior and Municipalities (Lebanon)

MP Alistair Burt

Minister of State, HM Government – (UK)

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MP Alistair Burt

Minister of State, HM Government – (UK)

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The Late Najwa Kassem

Lebanese Journalist and TV Presenter, Al Arabiya (Lebanon)

Shady Qubaty

Founder and President of the Yale MENA Students Association

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Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Professor of Political Science, Emirates University (UAE)

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Riad Kahwaji

Director of the Near East and Gulf Institute for Military Analysis

Safana Dahlan

Founder and Partner, SRD (Saudi Arabia)

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Robert Willen

Managing Director, A.T. Kearney MENA (UAE)

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HE Noura Al Kaabi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development (UAE)

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Gen. David Petraeus

Member, KKR & Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Former CIA Director (USA)

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Peter Maurer

President International Committee of the Red Cross

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Riad Kahwaji

Director of the Near East and Gulf Institute for Military Analysis

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Safana Dahlan

Founder and Partner, SRD (Saudi Arabia)

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Robert Willen

Managing Director, A.T. Kearney MENA (UAE)

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H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

Secretary-General, Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain)

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Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

CEO of Mubadala Development Company (UAE)

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HE Amre Moussa

Former Secretary General, League of Arab States (Egypt)

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Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Member of the PLO Executive Committee (Palestine)

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H.E. Dr. Danilo Turk

Former President of Slovenia

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Nadine Labaki

Lebanese Oscar Nominated Director and Actor

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Joseph Jabbra

President of LAU

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Michel Abboud

Founding Principal of SOMA Architect

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Khaled Mouzanar

Lebanese Music Composer and Producer

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Emtithal Mahmoud

Poet and Activist, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

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Thalia Dergham

Senior Strategist at Wednesday (UK)

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Malak Al Akiely

Founder and Managing Director of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading (Jordan)

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Miguel Syjuco

Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, New York University, Abu Dhabi

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Rudolph Lohmeyer

VP Responsible for the Global Policy Business Council National Transformations Institute, A.T. Kearney (UAE)

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Giselle Khoury

Media and President of Samir Kassir Foundation

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Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman of Wamda Group

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Baria Alamuddin

Award-winning Journalist and Broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK, Editor of the Media Services Syndicate (UK)

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Hon Alistair Burt

Former Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Badih Moukarzel

International lawyer and Board Member of Beirut Institute

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Parag Khanna

Geo-strategist and Best-selling Author (USA)

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Sabah Mushatat

Advisor, Investment and Reconstruction, Iraq Prime Minister Office (Iraq)

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HE Nohad Machnouk

Minister Interior and Municipalities (Lebanon)

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MP Alistair Burt

Minister of State, HM Government – (UK)

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MP Alistair Burt

Minister of State, HM Government – (UK)

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The Late Najwa Kassem

Lebanese Journalist and TV Presenter, Al Arabiya (Lebanon)

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Shady Qubaty

Founder and President of the Yale MENA Students Association

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Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Professor of Political Science, Emirates University (UAE)

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Written Testimonials

Our Board of Directors

Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute

Chairman, Board of Directors, King Faisal Center of Research and Islamic Studies

President of the Republic of Iraq

Former Foreign Minister in Egypt and Former Secretary General of the League of Arab States

Former Minister of Algeria United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria

AM Bank Chairman/General Manager

Chairman of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners)

Managing Partner, Huqooq Legal Practice
 

Founder and Managing Partner of Alem & Associates

Member of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

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Senior Creative Brand Manager, FARFETCH

Knowledge Partners

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