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Education for Social Cohesion in Lebanon

Introducing hands-on civic education and critical thinking to curricula, while promoting student councils at schools, will enhance social cohesion among students of various religious and ethnic backgrounds in Lebanon. These were some of the main recommendations made by a three-day international conference and workshop on education and social cohesion which wrapped up over the weekend.…

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“Healing the Wounds of History” Conference

 “Healing the Wounds of History” Conference November 11-13, 2011 at LAU Byblos in Lebanon This three-day conference initiated by the Centre for Lebanese Studies launched the “Healing the Wounds of History” Program. The main concepts addressed at the conference were the following: 1) causes for violence are rooted in recent but also older and even…

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Lebanon’s contemporary borders/boundaries

Workshop Program 18-­19th May 2012 Centre for Lebanese Studies – MEC/ St Antony’s College – Oxford University This workshop focused on Lebanon’s contemporary borders/boundaries and their relationship with identity building. It aimed at studying three dimensions that ‘border studies’ used to separate for research purposes. First, the physical aspects of territorial delimitations and their implications…

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Social and Political Change in the Aftermath of the 2005 Hariri Assassination: Implications for Everyday Life in Lebanon

The goal of the conference was to understand violence and conflict in the country, and how these are perceived and inhabited in everyday life. The conference analyzed current political divisions, politics of sectarianism, affects of violence, civil society activism, and the everyday workings of clientalism that all serve to further our understanding of the socio-political…

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Conference on Healing the Wounds of History: Rwanda

Under the High Patronage of His Excellency The Prime Minister Najib Mikati The Centre for Lebanese Studies at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, in partnership with The Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation at the Lebanese American University, have co-convened an international conference entitled: “Healing the Wounds of History:…

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