Launch of the RELIEF Centre

Under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers, His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL) , in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the  American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) launched the RELIEF Centre at the Grand Serail Beirut on Monday the 2nd of October 2017.

The RELIEF Centre is an interdisciplinary centre, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, which will develop innovative mechanisms for addressing issues of prosperity and inclusive growth in the context of large scale movement and people. The RELIEF Centre is led by Professor Henrietta L. Moore at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, in partnership with departments in University College London (UCL) , American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS). This team is comprised of world-leading senior academics with expertise on sustainable prosperity, economics, engineering, internet technology, urban design and education, along with regional expertise on Lebanon and the Middle East.