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On Municipal Elections in Lebanon and the Prospects of Change

In a few weeks’ time, Lebanon’s fourth round of municipal elections since 1998 are scheduled to be held. This event highlights three key and interrelated challenges facing the country. The first is whether the ruling political elite will actually decide to hold municipal elections. If held, the second challenge ...  Read More »

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Job Opportunity: Director, AUB Neighborhood Initiative

The Neighborhood Initiative of the American University of Beirut (AUB) mobilizes the full power of AUB for the public good in Ras Beirut, promoting the neighborhood’s livability, vitality and diversity through innovative outreach activities and multidisciplinary research. The Neighborhood Initiative serves as a model ...  Read More »

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(الحراك المدني في لبنان: أزمة مجتمع وأزمة سلطة (يوما بحثياً في بيروت

الحراك المدني: أزمة مجتمع وأزمة سلطة  التاريخ: 4 أيار 2016 المكان: معهد العلوم الاجتماعية الفرع الثالث طرابلس تنظم الجامعة اللبنانية (مركز أبحاث معهد العلوم الاجتماعية) و معهد الأبحاث للتنمية (IRD)/ )مركز التنمية والسكان  (CEPED  يوما بحثياً حول أزمة النفايات وعلاقتها بأزمة النظام السياسي في ...  Read More »

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Beirut Event -- Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon

Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon  AUB, West Hall, Malhas Common Room Exhibit: Monday April 4 - Wednesday April 6, 9am-8pm Openning Event: Monday April 4, 2016 at 6 p.m. (please refer to think link for event details) In this exhibit we showcase 90 photos from our recently acquired collection of the ...  Read More »

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Entertainment and Consumption: The Impending Destruction of the Armenian Memorial Trchnotz Puyn

I attended Armenian grade school in the suburbs of Philadelphia until I was thirteen years old. As we grew older, the extent of Armenian language classes within the curricula decreased, and by seventh and eighth grade it had been relegated to the realm of the “cultural.” We still had Armenian language and history ...  Read More »

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Saudi Arabia Gazes at Lebanon with Vengeance

On 2 March 2016 Lebanon woke up to the news that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had declared Hizballah a terrorist organization. Many perceived this as a kind of patriarchal collective punishment. Spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, the designation of Hizballah as a "terrorist" organisation can only be read as ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Abir Saksouk-Sasso, Making Spaces for Communal Sovereignty: The Story of Beirut's Dalieh

AbirSaksouk-Sasso, “Making Spaces for Communal Sovereignty: The Story of Beirut's Dalieh,” in Arab Studies Journal(Vol. XXIII No. 1), Fall 2015: 296-319. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? AbirSaksouk-Sasso(AS): When I started working on this article back in 2012, I had just finished a ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Nadine Bekdache, Evicting Sovereignty: Lebanon's Housing Tenants from Citizens to Obstacles

Nadine Bekdache, “Evicting Sovereignty: Lebanon's Housing Tenants from Citizens to Obstacles,” in Arab Studies Journal (Vol. XXIII No. 1), Fall 2015: 320-51. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Nadine Bekdache (NB): I started by researching the urban transformation of ‘Ain al Mraysseh, the seaside ...  Read More »

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Humanism and Its Others

Who could possibly be against humanism? Wouldn’t this be tantamount to being against humanity—that is, being against oneself? This all depends, of course, on whether you have had the chance to count among those who are considered to be “human” in the first place—or, to put it in the terms of contemporary protests in ...  Read More »

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سحب أموال سعودية من لبنان العام 1966: عندما كانت العروبة هي العدو

 ليست المرة الاولى التي تستخدم الرياض سلاح المال كوسيلة لمعاقبة لبنان على خلفيّة سياسته الخارجية. فقبل أن تلغي المملكةُ «الهِبة» المكرّسةَ لتسليح الجيش اللبنانيّ، وقبل وجود تنظيمٍ اسمه «حزبُ الله» (1982)، بل قبل انتصار «الثورة الإسلاميّة» في إيران (1979)، وقبل مشروع «تصدير» الثورة الإسلاميّة إلى «المحيط العربيّ ...  Read More »

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Persian Translation of Nicola Pratt's 'How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World'

 چگونه غرب حقوق زنان در جهان عرب را تضعیف کرد؟ این مقاله بر پایهٔ بخشی از یک پژوهش نوشته شده است  که در دو سال گذشته در مورد کنش‌گری زنان در مصر، لبنان و اردن از زمان استقلال تا بهار عربی انجام داده‌ام. {برای این پژوهش} بیش از صد روایت شخصی از فعالان زنان طبقهٔ متوسط از نسل‌های مختلف ...  Read More »

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ماذا تفعل "جاد" بالمدمنين في الأمن العام الأردني؟

الإدمان هو، بحسب تعريف "الجمعية الأميركية لطب الإدمان"، "مرض مزمن يصيب النشاطات الدماغية كالمكافأة والتحفيز والذاكرة.."، ويتطلّب علاجاً على أصعدة مختلفة، جسدية، نفسية واجتماعية. وتشير المراجع الطبية إلى إستحالة الإقلاع عن الإدمان، لاسيّما إدمان الموّاد المخدرة، من دون الخضوع لمنهجية علاجية كاملة. ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Mona Harb and Sami Atallah, Local Governments and Public Goods: Assessing Decentralization in the Arab World

Mona Harb and Sami Atallah, editors, Local Governments and Public Goods: Assessing Decentralization in the Arab World. Beirut: LCPS-OSF, 2015.  Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this book? Mona Harb and Sami Atallah (MH and SA): We wanted to write this book since we first met at a conference on ...  Read More »

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عوائق النشر في العالم العربي

 سمعت مرة من الأديب السوري الراحل عبدالسلام العجيلي، في منتصف تسعينيات القرن الماضي، أن أحد كتبه المطبوع منه ألف نسخة في ستينيات القرن الماضي مازال متداولاً في السوق بطبعته الأولى. وكان العجيلي يتحدث بسخرية مُرَّة أن الألف نسخة لم تنفد حتى ذلك التاريخ! مصدر سخرية العجيلي ليس الشكوى من تراجع حال القراءة في ...  Read More »

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Statement by Faculty and Affiliates from AUB in Support of Students and Faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

[The following statement was issued on 23 February 2016 by faculty and affiliates from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Support of Students and Faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)] Statement in Support of Students and Faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India from Faculty and Affiliated of the ...  Read More »

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"مترجماً الخوف منهن في "ترجمة النساء

في كتابه "ترجمة النساء.. حواش على بعض أخبارهن وأحوالهن"، ينقب اللبناني وضاح شرارة في النصوص وما وراءها، وفي فنون تناولت حياة المرأة في الغرب والشرق، مستعيناً بالأدب وبالفلسفة، ودراسات في الثقافة الاجتماعية تقترب من الأنثروبولوجيا، حتى لا نقول علم الاجتماع. مادة الكتاب مقالات نشرها شرارة خلال أكثر من ...  Read More »

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(Auto)-Mobility in the Global Middle East (Part 2)

A workshop was held at the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Birmingham (UK) on Friday 6 November 2015, on the theme "(Auto)-Mobility in the Global Middle East." The workshop surveyed the state of this emerging field of study and sketched future directions, in anticipation of a ...  Read More »

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حركة الإحتجاج اللبنانية: تاريخها وصراعاتها الحالية

نقاش حول حركة الإحتجاج في لبنان من وجهات نظر مؤرخة ومحام حقوق إنسان وناشط. جويل بطرس - باحثة في تاريخ لبنان ومن فريق عمل المفكرة القانونية. تركز في أبحاثها على الحركات العمالية في لبنان، لا سيما خلال فترة السبعينيات (قبل اندلاع الحرب الأهلية) والتسعينيات أو ما عرف بمرحلة "بناء الدولة". كما تناولت في ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon

Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ward Vloeberghs (WV): While studying in Beirut in the early 2000s, I witnessed a construction site on the ...  Read More »

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من النفايات إلى النظام: الصلات والانقطاعات

كشَفتْ ما يقال له "أزمة النفايات" ـ ربما من حيث لم يكن متوقعاً ـ معانٍ ومستويات من أحوالنا هنا في لبنان، وأيضاً بما يخص أماكن أخرى من المنطقة العربية. كان تراكم الزبالة في شوارع العاصمة خصوصاً، ووصول أحجامها علواً واتساعاً إلى حدود أثارت حتى المخيلة الروائية لبعض الكتّاب، يوحي بمدينة منكوبة، بينما كانت ...  Read More »

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Report: The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon

The World Bank and the UNHCR released a new report entitled The Welfare of Syrian Refugees Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon, co-authored by Paolo Verme, Chiara Gigliarano, Christina Wieser, Kerren Hedlund, Marc Petzoldt, and Marco Santacroce, available for download through the Open Knowledge ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicants--Doctoral Dissertation Summer Workshop: Researching Lebanon

The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) are pleased to announce the first Lebanon-focused Doctoral Dissertation Summer Workshop, to be held 13-24 June 2016. The program aims to provide a framework for facilitating and advancing rigorous inter-disciplinary doctoral ...  Read More »

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Houston Event--Beyond Exceptionalism: Institution Building and Political Organization in Early Independence Lebanon (February 10 @ 6:30pm)

The Arab American Educational Foundation (AAEF) Lecture Series presents: Beyond Exceptionalism: Institution Building and Political Organization in Early Independence Lebanon A Lecture by Ziad Abu-Rish Much of the academic literature and popular commentary on Lebanon identifies its history of state building and ...  Read More »

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Lebanon Media Roundup (January 2016)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Lebanon and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Lebanon Media Roundup editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to info@jadaliyya.com] Significant Legal ...  Read More »

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إطلاق حملة بعنوان «مدينتي ومن حقي البقاء فيها» من أجل دعم قضية المستأجرين في لبنان

  لقد قامت مجموعات متعددة بالعمل سوياً على إطلاق حملة بعنوان «مدينتي ومن حقي البقاء فيها» من أجل دعم قضية المستأجرين وإلغاء قانون الايجارات الصادر في 1 نيسان 2014     تدعوكم الحملة الى أوسع تغطية لإعتصام وتظاهرة المستأجرين غدا الأربعاء، في ٢٧ كانون الثاني الساعة الخامسة بعد الظهر من أمام ثكنة ...  Read More »

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Archiving Palestine: Building a Digital Platform for Oral History - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Hana Sleiman

In this interview with Status/الوضع host Moe Ali Nayel, Hana Sleiman takes Status deep below the American University in Beirut building where a vast archive is housed, keeping Palestinian memory alive.  Hana Sleiman is an archivist and researcher based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her research interest lies in archive ...  Read More »

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Third Annual Cultural Resistance International Film Festival of Lebanon

Cultural Resistance International Film Festival of Lebanon, Beirut, 9-10 November 2015. Sandwiched between the Beirut International Film Festival and a slew of ongoing fall film offerings, the third annual Cultural Resistance International Film Festival of Lebanon (CRIFF) concluded in mid-November. This ...  Read More »

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Publications: An Excerpt From the Book "A Lebanese Archive"

[The book A Lebanese Archive by Ania Dabrowska, from the collection of Diab Alkarssifi, was published by Book Works and Arab Image Foundation, 2015.] Om Ashad, (Ashad’s Mother) Slefa Village, Lebanon, 1984 DA 1984 was a bloody year in Lebanon, with heavy fighting in Beirut. Bekaa valley was under the control ...  Read More »

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Decoding an Urban Myth: An Inquiry into the Socio-Economics of Van Number 4 in Beirut

It has been called a #lifestyle on social media (#اسلوب_حياة). The van number 4 has become a social phenomenon, as well as an economic one. Here, we call it an intersection between contradicting places where strangers from different classes share the journey from the informal area of Hay el-Sellom in south Beirut to ...  Read More »

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Beirut Bombed: A STATUS Quick Thoughts Conversation with Maya Mikdashi

In this not-so-quick Quick Thoughts interview for Status/الوضع, Maya Mikdashi examines how the representation of the attacks on Beirut became dominated by connotations surrounding the term dahieh. She reviews the Western media's characterization of the neighborhood as a Hezbollah stronghold and problematizes it ...  Read More »

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A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.

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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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