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
Beirut is the lungs

of the Arab world and Beirut Institute is its oxygen

HRH Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud

Board of Directors

e-Policy Circle 10
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 10 hosted by Raghida Dergham with Their Excellencies Minister Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, former Minister of Tourism and previously Advisor to the Chief Economist of the IMF; Sir John Sawers Former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, independent non-executive Director of BP Global and Executive Chairman of Newbridge Advisory; Brett Mcgurk Former Special Assistant to President Bush and Senior Director for Iraq and Afghanistan, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, Special Presidential Envoy for the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State under Obama, and Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University; Ambassador Yue Xiao Yong China Forum Expert, Former Ambassador to Qatar, Jordan, and Ireland, Director and Senior Fellow at Center for Global Studies of RenminUniversity of China.
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e-Policy Circle 9
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 9 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with Mr. Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman of Wamda Group and the Founder and former CEO of Aramex; Ms. Malak Al Akiely, Founder and Managing Director of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading Ltd and a co-Partner in Golden Kayan for Marketing Consulting Co. for Oil & Energy; Mr. Sumit Jamuar, Chairman and CEO of Global Gene Corp. and Senior Associate at the Royal Society of Medicine; Ms. Cassandra Kelly, tech entrepreneur and former CEO, Co-founder of Pottinger, and member of the EU Global Tech Panel; and Mr. André Loesekrug-Pietri, Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), the European Darpa, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and Founder of ACapital.
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e-Policy Circle 8
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 8 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE Nasser Judeh, Senator in the Jordanian Upper House of Parliament, Jordan’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Deputy Prime Minister; HE Shashi Tharoor, Member of the Indian Parliament, India’s former Minister of State for Human Resource Development, former Minister of State for External Affairs and former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations; HE Philip Gordon, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Former Special Assistant to the President Barack Obama and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region and former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs; and HE Christophe Farnaud, Director for North Africa and Middle East at the French Foreign Affairs Ministry and former Ambassador of France to Greece.
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e-Policy Circle 7
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 7 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE Elliott Abrams, United States Special Representative for Venezuela; HE Brian Hook, United States Special Representative for Iran; HE Nasser Saidi, Lebanese Former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; and Ms. Nora Mueller, Executive Director for Körber-Stiftung.
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e-Policy Circle 6

Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 6 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; HE Najat Belkacem, First French woman to be appointed Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Research; Prof. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum; and Nadine Labaki, Lebanese actress, director and activist.

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e-Policy Circle
e-Policy Circle 5
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 5 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE Ambassador Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; HE Jihad Azour, IMF Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department and Lebanese former Minister of Finance; Mr. Kishore Mahbubani, Author of “Has China Won?” and Singapore's Former Ambassador to the United Nations; Dr. Andrey Bystritsky, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of Russia's Valdai Discussion Club.
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e-Policy Circle 4
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 4 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE David Schenker, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; HE Philipp Ackermann, Director-General for the Near and Middle East and the Maghreb in the German Federal Foreign Office; HE Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States; and Lebanon's Former Deputy Prime Minister, HE Ghassan Hasbani.
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e-Policy Circle 3

Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 3 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE Hoshyar Zebari, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finance Minister of Iraq; HE Walid Joumblatt, Lebanese Parliament Member, President of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party and Former Minister; HE Jeffrey Feltman, Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Former United States Ambassador to Lebanon; Amir Taheri, Prominent Iranian author and journalist based in Europe covering Middle East affairs and topics related to Islamic terrorism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQYLeui5GA

 

 

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e-Policy Circle 2
Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 2 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HE Amre Moussa, Former Secretary-General of the Arab League and former Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs; The Rt Hon Alistair Burt, Former British Minister of State; Vice Admiral Robert Harward, Lockheed Martin Middle East Chief Executive and Vice Admiral; Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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e-Policy Circle 1

Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 1 hosted by Raghida Dergham under the theme of 'Stability Redefined: Who Authors the Future?' with HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal, Chairman of the Board King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and Co-Chair of Beirut Institute Summit; HE Minister Anwar Gargash, member of the Federal Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; HE General David Petraeus, Partner, KKR and Chairman, KKR Global Institute and former CIA Director; and HE Andrei Fedorov, Chairman of The Fund for Political Research and Consulting, ISSA and former Deputy Foreign Minister.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpedw1yEu6s&t=1014s

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Beirut Institute Summit Edition III

Beirut Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi Edition III

October 13 & 14 2019 | The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

summit@beirutinstitute.org

beirutinstitutesummit.org
Beirut Institute Summit Edition II in Abu Dhabi

Beirut Institute Summit Edition II

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

summit@beirutinstitute.org

http://www.beirutinstitutesummit.org/2018
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
Edition III Policy Recommendations in English
English Policy Recommendations - Beirut Institute Summit Edition III
Thinking 2020s: What to expect? How to prepare?
Edition III Policy Recommendations in Arabic
Arabic Policy Recommendations - Beirut Institute Summit Edition III
Arabic Policy Recommendations Edition III
Edition II Policy Recommendations in English
Policy Recommendations | Beirut Institute Summit Edition II
English Policy Recommendations
Edition II Policy Recommendations in Arabic
Arabic Policy Recommendations - Beirut Institute Summit Edition II
Arabic Policy Recommendations
Edition I Policy Recommendations in English
Beirut Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi Edition I - English Policy Recommendations
Edition I Policy Recommendations in English
Edition I Policy Recommendations in Arabic
Beirut Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi Edition I - Policy Recommendations in Arabic
Policy Recommendations in Arabic
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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.

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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.

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.
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.
A showcase

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

Amre Moussa

Board of Directors

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

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

Beirut Institute

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

Badih Moukarzel

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

The time is ripe

to convert people's demands into a vision

Talal Shair

Board of Directors

Beirut Institute

is here to assist in enabling the Arab World

Mireille Korab

Advisory Board

A much needed

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

Talal Al Zain

Board of Directors

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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