Lebanon: Pitiful Outlier or Role Model for the Middle East?

Selina Korban Auditorium, Byblos campus

The Department of Social Sciences at LAU, the Arab Network for Democratic Elections (ANDE), and the German Institute of Global and Areas Studies (GIGA) are hosting a panel discussion titled “Lebanon: Pitiful Outlier or Role Model for the Middle East?”

Lebanon’s experience with election reform has been slow, painful and has yet to bear fruits. Political parties have been unable to agree on common election standards and an electoral law to adopt. This panel discusses the hurdles and opportunities for moving the process forward.


Ghassan Moukheiber, Member of Parliament

Ahmad Fatfat, Member of Parliament

Ali Fayyad, Member of Parliament

Chantal Sarkis, Secretary-General, Lebanese Forces

Arda Ekmekji, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Hagazian University

Rosana Bou Mounsef, Columnist, Annahar Newspaper

Moderator: Bassel Salloukh, Associate Professor, LAU

All are welcome to attend.