Lebanon in Crisis: A Panel Discussion


Since 2019, Lebanon has been rocked by a series of protests and political upheavals, culminating with the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in October. On this day, we had a panel of specialists gather for a discussion and analysis of the events that unfolded in Lebanon. This included Marwan M. Kraidy, Professor of Communication, the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture, and the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, where he is also affiliated with the Middle East Center. Maya Mikdashi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and a lecturer in the program in Middle East Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Hicham Safieddine holds a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies from the University of Toronto, an MA in Political Science from York University, Canada, and an MA in Economics from The University of Rochester, New York. This was moderated by Lama Mourad, who was, at the time, a postdoctoral fellow at Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania.