Book Launches

  • ‘Tyre Defies Alexander’ Book Launch of’ the Curse of Ezekiel’ by Nabil Saleh

    Beirut, March 2010

    Nabil Saleh’s talk on the occasion of his book launch ‘The Curse of Ezekiel’.

  • Book Launch ‘Breaking the Cycle: Civil Wars in Lebanon’

    London, January 2008

    The Centre of Lebanese Studies launched their latest publication at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ. This major book gathers essays by a selection of distinguished commentators on the Middle East region, addressing the matter of how to avoid the prospect of further civil war in Lebanon. Contributors include: Alexandra Asseily, Ahmed Beydoun, Youssef Choueiri, Pamela Chrabieh, Mark Farha, Sune Haugbolle, Rudy Jaafar, Michael Johnson, Michael Kerr, Mohammad F Mattar, Nawaf Salam, Halim Shebaya and Maha Shuayb.

  • Panel on the publication of ‘Palestine: Political reflections 1945-54′ – The writings of Michel Chiha’

    London February 2008

    Michel Chiha (1891-1954), a candid analyst and ardent patriot, often traced Lebanon’s shortcomings to the partition of Palestine in 1949 and the creation of the Zionist State. To celebrate the publication of Chiha’s writings, a panel of prominent contemporary commentators considered how far we have come in the intervening 60 years. Chaired by Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College Oxford. Those who participated were: Michel Edde, politician and former Chairman of the Maronite League, Chris Doyle, Director of CAABU, Samir Khalaf, Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut, Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow of the Middle East Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The event was held in conjunction with CAABU and Stacey International at the Foreign Press Association.

  • Book launch:
    ‘Struggle in the Levant’ by Caroline Attie
    ‘Lebanon and Arabism’ by Raghid el-Solh
    ‘The View from Istanbul’ by Abudl Rahim Abou Husayn

    London, House of Commons November 2003

    The Centre for Lebanese Studies and the All-Party Parliamentary Lebanon Group in the House of Commons invited Friends of the Centre for Lebanese Studies to a reception, in honour of the visiting delegation of Lebanese Members of Parliament, and to launch the CLS’s three new publications: ‘Struggle in the Levant’ by Caroline Attie, ‘Lebanon and Arabism’ by Raghid el-Solh, and ‘The View from Istanbul’ by Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn.

  • Book Launch of ‘Six Days’ by Jeremy Bowen

    November 2003

    A talk by Jeremy Bowen on his new book on the Arab-Israeli 1967 war. He offers his perspective on the current situation. He has been Special Correspondent for BBC news since March 2003. He was previously the BBC ME Correspondent and has covered conflicts in over 70 countries throughout the world. Jeremy has won a number of awards including best News Correspondent and best Breaking News report for his coverage on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. His recently completed book on the Arab-Israeli 1967 war is entitled Six Days, published by Simon & Shuster, and is available from 2 November 2003.