“Corruption in Lebanon: What Do The Lebanese Youth Know About It?”

Business Building 903, Beirut campus

The Department of Social Sciences is hosting a lecture entitled “Corruption in Lebanon: What do the Lebanese youth know about it?” by Yahya Hakim, Secretary General of the Lebanese Transparency Association. 

He has served as a Board Member of the Lebanese Transparency Association since 2002, holding the positions of Managing Director and Treasurer.  As of 2012, he has assumed the responsibilities of General Secretary. He  previously served as advisor on economic, financial and administrative affairs at the Presidency of the Republic of Lebanon; the former Director of the Office of the Minister of Finance; Advisor to the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR); and former Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL). Mr. Hakim assumed several other responsibilities in international bodies such as the UNDP, as well as in both the public and private sectors. He is a lecturer on the reform of management and finance, governance, transparency and fighting corruption.

The lecture will address the following topics:

  • What is Corruption?
  • Magnitude of the problem worldwide
  • Corruption perception in the Civil Society.
  • Where does Lebanon stand in the International  Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
  • Impact of the Civil war on the Lebanese Society
  • State of the Lebanese Public Administration since 1946
  • Where does corruption stand in the Lebanese Higher Education System?
  • Ignorance of basic issues
  • How can the Lebanese youth fight corruption?
  • Role of the Lebanese Transparency Association in the fight against corruption
  • How can we win the war against corruption?

All are welcome to attend.