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The Tufts University in Boston enjoys the support of Issam Fares. There are currently two buildings and a lecture series that carry his name at Tufts: the Issam M. Fares Lecture Series, in addition to the Fares Research Center at Fletcher, the Fares Equine Research Center at the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Established in 1992, the Fares Lecture Series aims at enhancing and fostering great and deeper understanding of critical issues of key importance concerning the Middle East. It enjoys the endowment of the Fares Foundation which enables it to implement a program to promote Middle Eastern studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Anthropology, demographic studies, and languages.

The Lecture Series is annually hosted by the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University which aims at creating an academic environment for the promotion of better understanding of the rich heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean and the looming challenges the region is facing.

The Lecture Series have thus served as a platform of major importance for the articulation and expression of a broad diversity of opinions and viewpoints, in the belief to serve also as an effective tool for the resolution of conflicts.