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.
Moderator: Matthew Cebul, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow
Panelists: Jean Lahapelle, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Gothenburg's Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute; Lama Mourad, Assistant Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University; Sarah Parkinson, Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Christiana Parreira, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University