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Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution

Resilience and Inclusive Politics in the MENA Region

This project seeks to problematize and interrogate the concept of resilience—commonly understood as the ability of societies and individuals to manage shocks, develop “sustainable robustness” and successfully adapt to crises and threats—and to investigate the relational dynamics between resilience and inclusive politics.

Migration Governance and Asylum Crises (MAGYC)

The MAGYC Project will explore how European migration policies are influenced by political crises triggered by migration. At a time when such policies are heavily contested across European member-states, and when asylum seems more threatened than ever, this project is critically important to improve our understanding of how migration policies are formulated and shaped by a context of crisis.

Inclusive Governance Project

This project seeks to foster the establishment of country and regional networks to promote a policy advocacy agenda that enables the promotion of inclusion of communities within the context of a pluralistic state.

Transitional Justice and Displacement Project

The project seeks to explore conceptions and practices of transitional justice in the context of Syrian refugee stay and return in Lebanon.

Middle East Conflict Database Project

An ongoing research project that monitors and compiles violent conflict data in the Middle East. The project is an extension of Singer’s and Small’s Correlates of War Project with regional focus.

Syria Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Project

A gathering of experts examining reconciliation strategies for Syria and producing policy papers on the subject in collaboration with USIP.

Distinguished Guest Speaking Seminars

Monthly Guest Speaking Seminars that gather distinguished scholars, researchers, and policy advocates to address Middle East and North Africa topics of conflict resolutions.


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