Entries by Thaera

Project Assistant

The Project Assistant supports the Lebanese Association for History (LAH) and Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) teams in the overall projects planning and implementation. 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. This is a full-time […]

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. […]

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 is partnering 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 is mapping ongoing life skills programs in Lebanon that target adolescent girls. The project will […]

Knowledge production in Arab countries: The status of educational research

The case of History Education The Centre for Lebanese Studies is conducting a regional study commissioned by the Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa) entitled “Knowledge production in Arab countries: the status of educational research.” This project includes conducting descriptive and analytical studies and comparisons of articles published in Arabic educational periodicals, especially in comparison with […]

Adolescents and Youth Assessment of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

The study commissioned by UNICEF, investigates the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The study will investigate existing resources and opportunities (education, health, social and economic), and will assess the overall well-being of young Palestinian refugees both from Syria and originally residing in Lebanon, in 7 Palestinian camps across Lebanon. This assessment will contribute […]

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 is to examine how conceptions of citizenship change in contexts of significant political upheaval in Lebanon. This is being 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 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” focuses on examining the process of administrative reforms and human resources management in public Lebanese institutions inside the parties and on the state level. This is done by investigating the reform strategies and agendas, initiatives and challenges of MP’s, deputies and ministers involved in administrative reforms. A desk […]

Control Agencies And Reform Attempts In Lebanon 2016

“Control Agencies and Reform Attempts in Lebanon” is a research conducted by CLS. The research will look 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 […]

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 […]


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.

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 […]


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 (ACEESS)”. The aim of the program was to mitigate the drop out of Lebanese and Syrian children, increase their retention and integrate […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

The Role of Research Centers in Shaping Education Reform Policies in Lebanon Post Civil War Period

Co-funded by CLS and The Issam Fares Institute, the Centre for Lebanese Studies conducted a research entitled “ The Role of Research Centres in Shaping Education Reform Policies in Lebanon Post Civil War Period”. The project aimed at investigating the role of academic and research institutions in promoting and shaping reforms in educational sectors in […]

Teacher Education in Lebanon and South Africa: Current approaches and challenges

The Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) in collaboration with the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Centre for International Teacher Education in South Africa (CITE)  cordially invites to an open seminar  Teacher Education in Lebanon and South Africa: Current approaches and challenges 1st of October 2015 Lebanese American University, BeirutIrwin Hall Auditorium8.30 am to 1.30 pm  Event is English. Unfortunately simultaneous translation is UNAVAILABLE.  […]


November 2014 – September 2015 Within its commitment to support history teachers in Lebanon, the Center for Lebanese Studies, the Lebanese Association for History, Notre-Dame University-Louaize, and Forum for Civil Peace ZFD, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands organized an intensive training program that introduced a disciplinary approach to history […]

Hiking in Mtein

Despite the hot mid-summer weather, a group of HWHers gathered for a practice session in nature. They started the day with a lovely breakfast followed by a short hike on the Lebanon Mountain Trail in Mtein. After the hike, the group joined to practice HWH tools and reflect on their resources using the elements in […]

Arab Shī‛a and Shī‛īsm vs. Wilāyat al-Faqīh

The Centre for Lebanese Studies, St Antony’s College, Oxford in Collaboration with the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University Cordially Invites You to a Workshop Titled Arab Shī‛a and Shī‛īsm vs. Wilāyat al-Faqīh The Dahrendorf Room, St Antony’s College, OX2 6JF, Oxford 1 June, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm   This gathering […]

«ممر مش موقف» غداً

نشر هذا المقال في جريدة السفير بتاريخ 2015-05-09 على الصفحة رقم 4 – محليّات يضيء ناشطون وناشطات في المجتمع المدني على حق الأشخاص المعوقين حركياً بالتنقل عبر نشاط مطلبي ينطلق صباح غد في شارع الحمرا في بيروت، بعنوان: «ممر مش موقف». وذلك عبر وضع إشارات قرب الممرات والمنحدرات المخصصة للأشخاص ذوي الإعاقة، والتي لا تحترم […]

Islamic-Christian Celebration, March 25th, National Day of “The Annunciation” – Together Around Our Lady Mary

March 25th 2015, the Nourieh Chapel, Garden of Forgiveness, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon To celebrate the occasion of “The Annunciation”, a gathering took place in the Garden of Forgiveness, Hadiqat as-Samah, outside of the Nourieh Chapel. Introduced by Me. Ghada Aoun and Mrs. Alexandra Asseily; Prayers to Mary, from the Bible and The Qur’an, were recited […]

مركز الدراسات اللبنانية بالتعاون مع الهيئة اللبنانية للتاريخ تتناول الصراع حول مناهج التاريخ

“الصراع حول منهج التاريخ: تجربة لبنان وانكلترا” كان موضوع اللقاء الذي نظمته الهيئة اللبنانية للتاريخ بالتعاون مع مركز الدراسات اللبنانية ودائرة التاريخ والآثار في الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت. تضمّن اللقاء محاضرتين ألقاهما كلّ من كريستين كاونسل من جامعة كمبريدج ود.سيمون عبد المسيح من الجامعة اللبنانيّة حبث تم التركيز على تجارب البلدين في صناعة مناهج التاريخ. […]

Pour un partenariat équilibré entre donneurs, pouvoirs publics et société civile

« La crise syrienne n’est plus une crise humanitaire mais une crise de développement. »C’est par ce constat que la coordinatrice du programme de développement de la Banque mondiale, Haneen al-Sayyed, commence son analyse de la situation des réfugiés syriens, devant des journalistes et des membres d’ONG réunis jeudi matin au centre Carnegie de Beyrouth. À la […]

Arab Classrooms Frequently Ignore History

BEIRUT—The history textbooks in Lebanon haven’t changed in some important ways since the 1950s. The country’s different political factions continue to fight over who gets to write the history of what happened in Lebanon after independence from the French. While old bomb shelters from the country’s fifteen-year civil war have been repurposed into nightclubs, the wounds […]

The Strife for the History Curriculum: The Case of Lebanon and England

The Centre for Lebanese Studies, the Lebanese Association for History and the Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut cordially invite to you a panel “The Strife for the History Curriculum: The Case of Lebanon and England”, on the 26th of March, 4-6 pm, College Hall, B1, American University of Beirut. 

Youth Marginalization and Radicalization Amid the Syrian Crisis

The Centre for Lebanese Studies, The Carnegie Middle East Center, and the Danish Institute in Damascus cordially invite to a one day conference entitled:   Youth Marginalization and Radicalization Amid the Syrian Crisis   EVENT DETAILS DATE Thursday, March 19, 2015 TIME 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. LOCATION Carnegie Middle East Center, Emir Bechir Street, […]