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Lebanon, photo by Rashid Khreiss (unsplash) Lebanon, photo by Rashid Khreiss (unsplash)
Lebanon, photo by Rashid Khreiss (unsplash)
Panelists: Jean Lachapelle, postdoctoral fellow, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute, University of Gothenburg; Lama Mourad, assistant professor of international affairs, Carleton University; Sarah Parkinson, Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Christiana Parreira, postdoctoral research associate in Near Eastern studies, Princeton University. Moderator: Matthew Cebul, WCED postdoctoral fellow.

For nearly a year, Lebanon has been engulfed in crisis. Popular frustrations with government corruption boiled over into protest in October 2019, and have since been compounded by worsening economic collapse, the covid-19 pandemic, and most recently, the Beirut port explosion. This panel convenes in light of these ongoing events. Panelists will speak to the origins of Lebanese unrest, and identify pathways and obstacles towards recovery and reform.

Registration is required for this Zoom webinar at

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, and Global Islamic Studies Center.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.

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