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'Lebanon in the 1940s and 1950s'

Date: July-28-2015 05:30 PM till July-28-2015 07:00 PM
Location: West Hall, Auditorium A
Contact Person: CAMES ,
Category: Panel Discussion

'Lebanon in the 1940s and 1950s'

Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday July 28
Time: 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

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