Entries by CLS

Launch of the RELIEF Centre

Under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers, His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL) , in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the  American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) […]

HWH Training Workshop Module 3: 2017

  The HWH Training Program Module 3, is the last part of 3 modules of training in Healing the Wounds of History.   Date: November 17 till 19, 2017 Time: 09:00 am till 05:00 pm Location: Silk Museum, Bsous The objective is to create a community of change agents, field workers and practitioners, who, after appropriate […]

Humanitarianism in a Different Key: Principled Pragmatism for Long Term Displacement

Talk by Professor Cathrine Brun- Director of the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University Date: Wednesday September 13, 2017 Time: 16:30 till 18:00 Location: Lebanese American University – Beirut Campus Humanitarianism in a Different Key? Principled Pragmatism for Long Term Refugee Crisis. Contemporary refugee movements have increased self-reflection among humanitarian actors […]

Communication Officer

Job description  The Communication Officer supports the LAH and CLS teams in the overall social media activities of the project. LAH projects include developing history education in public and private schools in Lebanon and supporting a network of history educators. CLS activities include conducting research, community projects, organising conferences and seminars.  Main Job Tasks and […]

Quality and Innovation in Teacher Professional Development: Issues and Challenges

  Dates: To Be Advised Location: To Be Advised The Teacher Education Research Group (TERG) which is a network of researchers and academics affiliated with the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS), Haigazian University, The Lebanese American University (LAU), the Lebanese University (LU) and the UNESCO Office in Beirut, Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab […]

Communicating Contentious Politics: Social Movements and Networked Communication in the Arab World

Thursday November 30, 2017 Interest in social movements in the Arab World piqued following the so-called Arab Spring and heralded a series of publications, some of which focused exclusively on the digital media. While the digital media has certainly allowed civil society “to survive, deliberate, coordinate and expand” as Manuel Castells succinctly put it, focusing […]

Promoting Inclusive Society Through Empowering Youth

“Promoting Inclusive Society Through Empowering Youth” workshop was held on Thursday, August 16 and Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Unesco Beirut Office. The participants, who are graduate students in their early careers, were trained on the rights of the persons with disabilities (PWD’s), the concept of mainstreaming disability and the role of youth in it. In addition […]

Using the Blended Learning Approach in Teacher Professional Development and Community Research Training

Using the Blended Learning Approach in Teacher Professional Development and Community Research Training Event Date: August 03 and 04, 2017  Event Time: 08:30am  till 04:30 pm Location:    Lebanese American University The Centre for Lebanese Studies, the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and the UCL Institute of Education hosted a two-days workshop on August 03 and […]

Using Blended Learning Approach in Teacher Professional Development and Community Research Training

Date: Thursday August 03 and Friday August 04, 2017 Location: Lebanese American University The Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University, the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and the UCL Institute of Education are hosting a two-day workshop on Community Researcher Training, Teacher Development and New Educational Technologies. This is the second of […]

Celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation in Lebanon

In celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation in Lebanon, the only country in the world to have a joint Christian-Moslem national holiday, a meeting was held by the “Islamic-Christian Meeting around Our Lady Mary” and NGO “Healing the Wounds of History” on Sunday, 26 of March 2017, at The Garden of Forgiveness in Beirut. […]

HWH Helps Spring Emerge with Another Journey of Forgiveness!

Over the weekend of 24,25,26th March, 2017,  with the facilitation of Alexandra Asseily, Psychotherapist and founder of Healing the Wounds of History  and Mathew Pruen, Hoffman Institute  Coach, a group of  Syrian teachers, Lebanese coaches and healers, and a few who came specially from UK,  gathered for  another workshop of Healing the Wounds of History. […]

Healing the Wounds of History: Module II Year 4

The challenges faced by Lebanon and the region are self-evident. Cycles of violence have played out repeatedly through the ages. All of this is well documented, but what is less obvious, is how the battles of the past can stay dormant within us from generation to generation, flaring up in moments of perceived threat. And […]

Historians’ Strategies for Approaching Evidence and Exploring Change and ‎Continuity

“Historians’ strategies for approaching evidence and exploring change and ‎continuity‎” is the workshop that was organized by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in collaboration with the Lebanese Association for History. The workshop was facilitated by Bassel Akar, Maha Shuayb, Jihane Francis, and Amira Al Hariri. For two full days, participants experimented with the disciplinary approach […]

A Survey of Life Skills Programmes for Girls in Lebanon

The Centre for Lebanese Studies partnered with the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) to carry out research for the improvement of knowledge about life skills programs delivered in non-formal contexts to adolescent girls. As part of the wider research, CLS mapped ongoing life skills programs in Lebanon that target adolescent girls. The project was followed up by […]

Knowledge Production in Arab Countries: The Case of History Education

The Case of History Education The Centre for Lebanese Studies conducted a regional study commissioned by the Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa) entitled “Knowledge Production in Arab Countries: The Case of History Education.” This project included conducting descriptive and analytical studies and comparisons of articles published in Arabic educational periodicals, especially in comparison with international periodicals […]

Adolescents and Youth Assessment of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

The study commissioned by UNICEF, investigated the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The study investigated existing resources and opportunities (education, health, social and economic), and assessed the overall well-being of young Palestinian refugees both from Syria and originally residing in Lebanon, in 8 Palestinian camps across Lebanon. This assessment contributed to existing surveys, which […]

عن “غسيل الدماغ الإيجابي” وتعليم التاريخ في لبنان

مهى شعيب   24 كانون الأول 2016 | 01:06 لا تزال إشكالية كتاب التاريخ تشغل الرأي العام والتربويين بين المناديين بضرورة توحيد كتب التاريخ وبناء ذاكرة وطنية وآخرين نادوا بضرورة التركيز على بناء مهارات التأريخ والتفكير التاريخي في المدرسة. في هذا الإطار، نظم المركز التربوي للبحوث والانماء مؤتمر “تعليم التاريخ في لبنان: الواقع الراهن، خبرات […]

Citizenship and Exclusion in Lebanon 2016

The aim of the project was to examine how conceptions of citizenship change in contexts of significant political upheaval in Lebanon. This was led by the current CLS Fellow at St Anthony’s College, Oxford. The project’s two main objectives are understanding: i) the conditions and processes of change, and ii) the ‘actors’: who and how such […]

How Do We Make our Students Young Historians?

The project is part of a series of programs and activities organized by CLS  to ‎transform the teaching of history in Lebanon from a single narrative approach to a ‎disciplinary one. ‎Learning history as a discipline can foster dialogue, collaboration, informed decision-making ‎and other necessary competencies for social cohesion, democracy and active citizenship. ‎ ‎ […]

The Politics of Administrative Reform in Lebanon June 2016

“The Politics of Administrative Reform in Lebanon” focused on examining the process of administrative reforms and human resources management in public Lebanese institutions inside the parties and on the state level. This was done by investigating the reform strategies and agendas, initiatives and challenges of MP’s, deputies and ministers involved in administrative reforms. A desk review […]

Control Agencies And Reform Attempts In Lebanon 2016

“Control Agencies and Reform Attempts in Lebanon” is a research conducted by CLS. The research looked into how administrative and human resources reforms are addressed by states agencies, namely the Central Inspection Board, Civil Service Board, General Disciplinary Council, Ministry of Finance, and the Court of Accounts. These institutions are the highest authorities responsible for personnel […]

Kahlil Gibran…People and Places

The Centre for Lebanese Studies launched Henri Zoghaib’s English version of his book: Kahlil Gibran…People and Places on September 23, 2016 in Villa Audi, Ashrafeyeh, Beirut. The book was published by the Centre for Lebanese Studies.   

دلالات‭ ‬تأثير‭ ‬تهميش‭ ‬التماسك‭ ‬الاجتماعي في‭ ‬المدارس‭ ‬الثانوية ‭ ‬في‭ ‬إتجاهات‭ ‬التلامذة‭ ‬السياسيّة‭ ‬والاجتماعيّة‭ ‬والمدنيّة‭ ‬في‭ ‬لبنان

د‭. ‬مها‭ ‬شعيب‭*‬ كثرت‭ ‬النقاشات‭ ‬في‭ ‬لبنان‭ ‬حول‭ ‬أهمية‭ ‬تعزيز‭ ‬التماسك‭ ‬الاجتماعي‭ ‬بعد‭ ‬الحرب‭ ‬الأهلية‭ ‬وضرورة‭ ‬إدخال‭ ‬قيم‭ ‬الديمقراطية‭ ‬وحقوق‭ ‬الانسان‭ ‬في‭ ‬المناهج‭ ‬الرسمية‭ ‬اللبنانية‭. ‬فجاء‭ ‬اتفاق‭ ‬الطائف‭ ‬عام‭ ‬1989‭ ‬ليركّز‭ ‬على‭ ‬أهمية‭ ‬التربية‭ ‬لتعزيز‭ ‬التماسك‭ ‬الاجتماعي‭. ‬وأعد‭ ‬المركز‭ ‬التربوي‭ ‬للبحوث‭ ‬والانماء‭ ‬عام‭ ‬1997‭ ‬منهاجاً‭ ‬رسمياً‭ ‬جديداً‭ ‬يركّز‭ ‬على‭ ‬تنمية‭ ‬الوحدة‭ ‬الوطنية‭ ‬وتعزيز‭ ‬الانتماء‭ ‬الوطني‭ […]

An Education for Future: The Schooling Experience of Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon and Germany 2016

The Centre for the Lebanese Studies conducted a comparative study in Lebanon and Germany to examine the future prospects of Syrian refugee children who dropped-out of Lebanese public schools and the German schools. The study compared Germany’s and Lebanon education provisions for inclusion of Syrian refugee children in public schools, as well as dropout rates […]

Strengthening Teacher Education In Plualingual Society ( STEPS) 2016

The study is an assessment of a training programme initiated by the British Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education ( MEHE). The overall objective of the programme was to improve Syrian students’ learning experience of foreign language in Lebanese public schools in cycle 1. The findings revealed that the STEPS […]

Healing the Wounds of History Training programme: Module II, Year 3

Healing the Wounds of History Training programme Module II, Year 3: Facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily Date: 10, 11, 12 June 2016 Location: Achrafieh, Villa des Palmes In the wonderful garden of Villa des Palmes, Mathew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily facilitated module II of Healing the Wounds of History Training Programme. This training programme represented […]

Healing the Wounds of History Training: Module II

The HWH program has been developed to help to heal the deeper roots of violence. The HWH training is concerned with unearthing these deeply rooted identities so that we can begin to reframe/rethink the “self”, humanize the other and improve relationships. To develop capacities at the individual level, helps collective action and peace-building efforts at […]

Centre for Lebanese Studies lecture on the Exploitation of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon – 23rd May 2016

The Centre for Lebanese Studies (“CLS”) is pleased to invite you to a talk by Dr Katharine Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, author of the recent report “Struggling to survive: Slavery and exploitation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon’’, supported by the Freedom Fund.  The talk, to be […]

Social Gathering in Hamra

Healing can be facilitated by sharing and listening! During this social gathering, part of the HWH family had a chance to catch up with each other, exchange their new experiences and insights, and have a good time. This was done in an atmosphere of support, love, and appreciation.

Healing the Wounds of History Training programme: Module I, Year 3

Healing the Wounds of History Training programme Module I, Year 3 facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily. Date: 2,3 April  2016 Location: Bsous, Silk Musuem In the enchanting Silk Musuem in Bsous, Mathew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily held module I of the third year of Healing the Wounds of History Training Programme. The purpose […]

Training of Trainers (TOT)

Training of Trainers (TOT) facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily on April 1, 2, 3, 2016, at the Silk Museum in Bsous The first Training of Trainers, TOT, took place with the intention to develop trainers that will carry Healing the Wounds of History further. The training sessions were attended by HWHers who have […]

Accessing Education: Language Integration of Syrian Refugee Children 2016

The British Council and the Institute Francais in Lebanon in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) initiated a program called “Accessing Education: Language Integration for Syrian Refugee Children (ACCESS)”. The aim of the program was to mitigate the drop out of Lebanese and Syrian children, increase their retention and integrate the […]

Rapid Need Assessment of The Psychosocial Needs of Public Schools in Lebanon 2016

Commissioned by Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , the Centre for the Lebanese Studies conducted a rapid needs assessment of the psycho-social needs of public schools in Lebanon. The assessment aimed at enhancing the understanding of GIZ of the circumstances and context in which the project team will work in their three year project “Tackling […]

A Mapping of Donors Supporting the Education of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2016

Commissioned by the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), the Centre for Lebanese Studies conducted a donor mapping for the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbiet( GIZ).  The mapping aimed at identifying major donors involved in funding projects in the fields of school rehabilitation and psychosocial support in Lebanon. The mapping  sought to provide GIZ with an understanding […]

How to Develop Historical Thinking: National Expansion Program, June 2015-September 2016

The Centre for Lebanese Studies in collaboration with the Lebanese Association for History organized a training program entitled “How to Develop Historical Thinking”. The program represented a second phase of “Developing History Teachers Capacity to Foster Historical Thinking”, a project implemented in 2014 – 2015.  The program was funded by the Embassy of the kingdom […]

Dinner Talk Centre for Lebanese Studies

As part of a continuing series of events to mark our 30th anniversary, the Centre for Lebanese Studies, together with the European Council on Foreign Relations’s MENA programme, are delighted to invite you to an interactive dinner talk with Ambassador Tom Fletcher on Thursday 10th December 2015 at 7:30 for 8PM.  The event will be […]

Human Rights and Peace Education in Lebanese Civics Textbooks 2015

In 1997 the Lebanese government published its newly developed curriculum and textbooks following a long and fierce civil war, which started in 1975. The new curriculum emphasized nation building, reconciliation and citizenship. This study aims to examine how the civics textbooks in Lebanon addressed human rights and peace education, both of which are crucial in […]

مخاطر الهدر التربوي: أين نحن من خطة ٢٠١٥؟

مهى شعيب 24 تشرين الأول 2015 تتوافق نهاية 2015 مع استحقاق جديد لوزارة التربية والتعليم العالي، وهو موعد انجاز خطة تطوير قطاع التربية والتعليم التي كان عنوانها «جودة التعليم من أجل التنمية»، والتي وضعت أيّام الوزير الدكتور خالد قباني، وأقرّتها الحكومة في 2010 في عهد الوزير الدكتور حسن منيمنة. تم رصد ما يتجاوز 300 مليون […]