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Physics and Public Policy Initiative

6/24/2021 4:00:00 PM

Building on in-house research on energy, complexity, and stochastic phenomena, the Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, and the Lebanese CNRS, is launching the “Physics and Public Policy” initiative with the aim of exploring the productive interface between physics and policy, for the benefit of our students, our colleagues and the broader community.


The initiative will work to strengthen the exchange between its parties, integrating public policy thinking in the teaching and research of the Department where appropriate, contributing Physics modeling and insights to public policy, and sustaining Physics research in fusion, materials science, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and computational physics.


The initiative kicks-off with a lecture series highlighting journeys of physicists who engage in the complex landscape of public policy and contribute to the effort of solving societal problems. The lecture series, which is part of the initiative, will feature prominent physicists, thinkers, and policy practitioners to discuss their work, career path, and inflection points in their fields.


Date of meetings:

1- April 22, 2021 4:00 pm Beirut time

2- May 27, 2021 4:00 pm Beirut time

3- June 10, 2021 4:00 pm Beirut time

4- June 24, 2021 4:00 pm Beirut time


For more information about the zoom meetings: AUB site.

Poster of the event: Poster