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No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil

No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 12pm Eastern, 9am PacificOn 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...

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