Contemporary Lebanon

One-day seminar organised jointly with the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London The seminar brought together a number of scholars and specialists to discuss the economic and social issues prevailing at the time and analyse the political situation and Lebanon’s international relations. Participants addressed the issue of inflation and exchange rate depreciation and looked at the prospects for the Lebanese economy. On the political level, the institution of the presidency was investigated as were the various proposals of the conflicting parties. The conference also addressed the social dimensions of the Lebanese war. Finally, the roles of Lebanon’s immediate neighbours were analysed in the wider context of Lebanon’s international relations. Conference participants included Mr Philip Windsor, Prof Elizabeth Picard, Dr Salim Nasr, Prof Ghassan Salame, Dr Nasser Saidi, Mr Elias Saba and Dr William Harris.

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