WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 12pm Eastern, 9am Pacific
On Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies
On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion destroyed Beirut’s port and many neighborhoods in that city. The death toll from the explosion has been marked at upwards of 180 and more than 6,000 casualties have been reported. This explosion hit the already shaky Lebanese socio-political and economic infrastructure which has been weakened by decades of political infighting and collapsing economy, compounded by Covid-19 triggered public health issues.
This panel conversation will try to contextualize the recent developments in Lebanon by looking at the country’s socio-political structure, the role of the Armenian community within that fabric as well as the possible futures of the country and the community.
OHANESS GEUKJIAN, American University of Beirut
Lebanese Politics from Sectarian Power Sharing to Nepotism
TSOLIN NALBANTIAN, Leiden University
Armenians in the Lebanese Socio-Political Fabric
ANTRANIG DAKESSIAN, Haigazian University
Armenians in Lebanon: A View from Inside
SARA ANJARGOLIAN, Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Republic of Armenia
Armenia’s Helping Hand to Lebanon and to Lebanese-Armenians
MODERATOR: ASBED KOTCHIKIAN, Bentley University
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research: NAASR
Society for Armenian Studies (SAS)