Outreach for Sustainability

The LAU AEE club received the “Best Chapter Meeting” and “Outstanding Student Chapter Member” awards from the Association of Energy Engineers for 2023.

Panelists speaking in front of the audience. LAU’s research on food waste in Lebanon is driving public awareness. An open panel in October 2022 provided interesting and useful insights.

Panelists reading the results of a live poll on a big screen. An open interactive talk with a Lebanese minister gave the public an opportunity to delve into the issues around Lebanon’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.

PGY1-1-opt.pngPharmacy residents presented their research results to peers from other universities and to pharmacy teams from major Lebanese hospitals at the Annual Pharmacy Residency Conference. They addressed interventional studies as well as retrospective research of interest to the healthcare community in Lebanon and globally.

Paraplegic endurance athlete Michael Haddad has embarked on a Walk for Climate Resilience and Food Security in Svalbard, Norway, with the help of a special walking aid devised by a team of physicians, engineers, and students from LAU and AUB.

The “Write to Remember” project gave people ages 16–22 a safe platform to reflect about the trauma of the Beirut port explosion, hoping to aid the healing process for impacted youth through self-expression and shared experiences.

An expert in food safety from the nutrition program provides tips on how to preserve and store food for safe consumption during times of prolonged power cuts.

LAU received a grant to start a training program to upgrade the skills of teachers of the Western Armenian language in Lebanon.

Architecture faculty members and students have been helping schools renovate and rebuild their playgrounds, fostering play as a basic component of education and healing in the aftermath of the port explosion.

Portraits of seven Lebanese women below the title “Women of Lebanon: Leaders of Change”On International Women’s Day, an online campaign publicly celebrated women in Lebanon who are striving for social, economic, and political change in their communities. The Arab Institute for Women collaborated with UN entities and the British Embassy on this initiative.

A screen shot from the Athena40 website showing institute director Myriam Sfeir and other participants.The Arab Institute for Women participated in the 3rd Athena40 Global Conversation that discussed female leadership in times of crises. The event connected high-impact women from eight cities.

Screen shot of report coverThe Arab Institute for women took part in a UN-ESCWA workshop on the Women, Peace and Security Index, “a measurement tool to enable decision-makers to adopt evidence-based measures that contribute to women’s autonomy and empowerment in the community and in society.”

An illustration showing people of different genders, religions, body types.A project by the Arab Institute for Women dubbed Shabaket el Meem provided open and direct information geared to LGBTQ youth in Lebanon. It featured a podcast, a Q&A, a glossary in English and Arabic, and a map where visitors could share their experiences.

In this interview published a couple of months after the Beirut port blast, two economics faculty members discuss the status of international funding and economic reform in the wake of the tragedy.