'Lebanon in the 1940s and 1950s'
Panel Discussion Date: Tuesday July 28Time: 5:30 pm Location: Auditorium A, West Hall Join us for a panel of presentations dealing with state formation, public institutions, and social mobilizations in the first fifteen years since the formal end of the French of mandate in 1943. This event is the public component of a two-day research workshop on the early independence period of Lebanon which is being co-convened by Ziad Abu-Rish and Mona Harb. In order to highlight some of the research questions and analytic findings of this scholarly gathering, the organizers are pleased to present a public panel featuring some of the workshop participants and presentations: Banking Regulation in Post-WWII Lebanon: Derailing Development, Self-Organization, & Legal Cooptation Hicham Safieddine, Department of History, Rice University The Legacy of Old Laws and the Fight for the Commons Abir Saksouk-Sasso, Studio for Public Works and Dictaphone Group Workers’ Mobilization for State Building in Lebanon 1943-1958 Lea Bou Khater, School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) - University of London Dislocating the Nation: Imagining Lebanon in Tourism Promotions Zeina Maasri, Department of Architecture and Design, AUB This event is organized by the Arab Studies Institute and George Mason University’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, in partnership with the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) at AUB and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). For more information, please contact email@example.com.