Events

9/27 Event | Mobilizing for Justice: The Pursuit of Accountability in Lebanon

On September 27, join the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) for “Mobilizing for Justice: The Pursuit of Accountability in Lebanon,” an in-person reception and moderated discussion in Washington, DC that will convene together three remarkable women who are...

COP Comes to MENA: Examining Climate Change in the Region

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) will take place in the MENA region for the next two years, setting the course for future climate adaptation, mitigation, and response. Rising temperatures, drought, and extreme weather events in MENA threaten to...

Pathways to Accountability for the Beirut Blast Two Years on: From Investigative Journalism to the Courts

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Human Rights Watch, Accountability Now, Daraj Media, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), and the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) jointly hosted an online briefing to highlight domestic and international efforts to seek accountability for the...

8/11 Event | Egyptians in Exile: Activism and Organizing Abroad Since 2013

Since the January 25 Revolution nearly eleven years ago, but particularly so since June 2013, Egyptians in exile have played an increasingly central role in mobilization efforts around human rights, free expression, and justice in Egypt. In his original piece...

Joint Report Launch: Abuse of Travel Bans in Egypt

In recent years, Egyptian authorities have weaponized travel bans and travel-related restrictions in a politically-motivated manner to silence and control critical voices, from academia to civil society. Often thought of as an administrative measure, these bans have had “life-shattering” impacts...

Cracks in Lebanon’s Culture of Impunity? Prospects for Accountability in the Midst of Crisis

Over a year and a half since the unthinkable catastrophe of the Beirut Port explosion, those responsible continue to evade justice. As Lebanese officials who have been charged with criminal negligence remain uncooperative and even hostile to the investigation, accountability...

Discussion and Book Talk with Egyptian Activist Sanaa Seif

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), and The Freedom Initiative (FI) are honored to have hosted an in-person panel discussion featuring Sanaa Seif on Friday, April 22nd. Sanaa presented insights from...

Governance and Growth: The Role of IFIs in the MENA Region

On March 23, the IMF announced that Egypt had made an official request for support. While the IMF framed Egypt’s appeal in terms of Ukraine-related financial pressures, the real problem runs much deeper: despite receiving approximately $20 billion in IMF...

Eleven Years On: The Path to Accountability in Syria

Eleven years after Syrians took to the streets to protest for freedom and justice in the face of brutal state violence, the world has turned its eyes away from Syria. Despite this, Syrian survivors and victims have worked to carve...

The Sudan Military Coup: Resistance in the Face of State Brutality

As the United Nations and Western powers attempt to bring Sudanese civilians and the military to the negotiating table, the perspective of those driving Sudan’s resistance movement on the ground is absent from the global policy discourse. Protests, boycotts, and...