The Comparative Work of UN Organizations in Lebanon and Other Countries

Sage Hall G006, Beirut campus

The Department of Social Sciences and the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution are hosting a discussion with Philippe Lazzarini on the comparative work of various UN organizations in Lebanon and the region with a focus on the challenges and lessons learned.

Lazzarini has just joined the Lebanon office as the UN resident coordinator. He has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance and international coordination in conflict and post-conflict areas at senior levels, including through his latest assignment in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia as deputy special coordinator. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and various field positions in Iraq, Angola, Somalia, and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Prior to joining the United Nations in 2003, Lazzarini was heading the marketing department of a private bank in Geneva. He also served for 10 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the deputy head of Communications, head of the ICRC delegation in Rwanda, Angola, and Sarajevo and as an ICRC delegate in South Sudan, Jordan, Gaza, and Beirut.

This event is part of Associate Professor Imad Salamey’s class titled “Comparative Political Systems”.

All are welcome to attend.