Comparing Transition and Constraints from the Perspective of Civil Society Movements

Sage G006, Beirut campus

The Department of Social Sciences and Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution are hosting a lecture titled “Comparing Transition and Constraints from the Perspective of Civil Society Movements” by AUB Assistant Professor Carmen Geha.

Geha is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration at AUB. She teaches public management, citizenship and civic engagement. She specializes in civil society and the study of challenges to public sector reform and civil society in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She has been a Visiting Scholar working on citizenship issues in Lebanon, Libya and Saudi Arabia at the Watson Institute at Brown University in summer 2015. She is author of “Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya.” She conducted more than 36 months of fieldwork between 2010 and 2014 on weak states and civil society groups in the region following the Arab uprisings. Her work has been published with the Middle East Institute and Journal of North African Studies. Geha has a decade of experience in founding and leading civil society organizations and in consulting for development and governmental agencies. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, and a B.A. and M.A. in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut.

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