The Lebanon Protests: ِAudio-Views from Beirut and Policy Implications/Makram Rabah, Lokman Slim, Jean Tawile, and Hanin Ghaddar من موقع معهد واشنطن فيديو لأراء أكاديمية تتناول الثورة الشعبية في لبنان لكل من/مكرم رباح/لقمان سليم/جان طويلة/حنان غدار Washington Institute for Near East
The Lebanon Protests: ِAudio-Views from Beirut and Policy Implications/Makram Rabah, Lokman Slim, Jean Tawile, and Hanin Ghaddar من موقع معهد واشنطن فيديو لأراء أكاديمية تتناول الثورة الشعبية في لبنان لكل من/ مكرم رباح/لقمان سليم/جان طويلة/حنان غدار Washington Institute for Near East Policy/November 06/ 2019
Watch four Lebanese experts explore the protests and political situation in Lebanon. Why have street protests continued beyond the resignation of the prime minister, and how will Hezbollah react if the protests threaten its dominance?
Lebanon’s unprecedented protests have already spurred Prime Minister Hariri to resign, and although Hezbollah still has the majority of parliament and a friendly president on its side, the people are intent on staying in the streets until a new transitional government is formed. How are the demonstrations developing, and what have they achieved so far?
What is needed to ensure a proper transition at a time of serious economic crisis? And how will Hezbollah react if the protests threaten its dominance?
To discuss these and other questions, The Washington Institute hosted a Policy Forum with Makram Rabah, Lokman Slim (who will join from Beirut via video teleconference), Jean Tawile, and Hanin Ghaddar.
*Makram Rabah is a lecturer of history at the American University of Beirut and lead consultant with Quantum Communications.
*Lokman Slim is director of Hayya Bina and UMAM, a Lebanese organization that focuses on Shia politics and social dynamics.
*Jean Tawile is president of the Kataeb Economic and Social Council, a board member with the Lebanese Businessmen Association (RDCL) and the Lebanese Association for Taxpayers’ Rights (ALDIC), and a former advisor to Lebanon’s minister of economy and trade (2014-2017).
*Hanin Ghaddar is the Friedmann Visiting Fellow in The Washington Institute’s Geduld Program on Arab Politics. A longtime journalist in her native Lebanon, she has worked as managing editor of the NOW news site and written for a wide range of Arabic and English media outlets.
The Policy Forum series is made possible through the generosity of the Florence and Robert Kaufman Family.