Past Conferences

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Contemporary Lebanon

One-day seminar organised jointly with the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London The seminar brought together a number of scholars and specialists to discuss the economic and social issues prevailing at the time and analyse the political situation and Lebanon’s international relations. Participants addressed the issue of inflation and…

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Rebuilding State and Society in Lebanon

A conference organised jointly by the Centre for Lebanese Studies and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, in co-operation with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. The conference aimed to analyze the aftermath of the war in Lebanon and to think about the process of healing and recovery…

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L’Avenir du Liban dans le Contexte Regional et International

A conference organised jointly by the Centre for Lebanese Studies, the Centre d’etudes de l’Orient Contemporain (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III), the Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes, and the Centre d’etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain. It sought both to analyse the complexity of the Lebanese crisis and to look for…

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Lebanese Emigration

A three-day conference which launched a long term programme of interest in Lebanese Emigration and brain drain issues. The programme developed to include several publications and the Transfer of know-how through Expatriate Nationals (TOKTEN) project in collaboration with UNESCO and UNDP. The conference brought together an international group of scholars to discuss the history of…

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Peace Building and Development in Lebanon

A conference organised by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in collaboration with the International Peace Research Association, UNESCO, the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), the Permanent Delegation of Lebanon to UNESCO, and the Movement Break the Silence. The aim was to bring together Lebanese and international NGOs in order to promote and develop co-ordination between…

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The Lebanese in Africa

A two-day conference brought together scholars who had worked on the subject of Lebanese emigration in sub-Saharan Africa, journalists, concerned Lebanese-Africans as well as officials. The conference aimed at encouraging frank and constructive debate on issues confronting African countries such as Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal,…

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State and Society in Syria and Lebanon, 1919-1991

A conference organised jointly with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). The conference brought together a number of specialists who analysed the various issues that southern Lebanon faced at a critical period of the country’s history. The conference dealt with the following issues: the country’s regional importance, its strategic significance and its security implications…

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Peace-keeping, Water and Security in South Lebanon

A conference organised jointly with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). The conference brought together a number of specialists who analysed the various issues that southern Lebanon faced at a critical period of the country’s history. The conference dealt with the following issues: the country’s regional importance, its strategic significance and its security implications…

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The Reconstruction of Beirut

A one-day conference on the master plan for the reconstruction of the Beirut Central Business District and its implementation by a private real estate company held at the Town and Country Planning Association. The aim of the conference was to have an open and structured discussion with the participation of experts who have been studying…

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