100 academics, media representatives, students and others attended an
international conference at LAU geared at promoting civil society in
the third millennium.
for the 21st Century: Building a Civil Society kicked off a year
of activities marking the universitys 75th anniversary and drew
an impressive groups of participants to the Beirut campus in October.
The Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators organized the
event, under the patronage of President Emile Lahoud, in cooperation
with LAU's own Institute for Professional Journalists and the Center
for International Media Education based at Georgia State University.
The fourth such conference featured, among others, LAU alumna and CNN
star Octavia Nasr who chaired a panel on communication and gender. Ms.
Nasr is a senior international editor and broadcaster for CNN International
and the CNN World Report.
Conferees came from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian territories,
Morocco, Qatar, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Czech Republic,
Britain and the United States.
Archives: speakers, topics, dates.