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The University Libraries exhibit in IFI’s “Japan and Lebanon: Trajectories of Reconstruction” conference

​The AUB Libraries will take part in the “Japan and Lebanon: Trajectories of Reconstruction" conference on March 8, planned by AUB's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) by displaying an exhibit of a selection of literary works and books from the Libraries' collection, depicting the topic at hand.

A common theme in Lebanon and Japan's history is the devastation inflicted upon the two nations as a result of war, namely WWII and the Lebanese Civil War.

These wars striped both countries of their political, legal, and educational systems, prompting a long rehabilitation process once peace was restored.

War left a permanent mark on both, Japan and Lebanon, and this mark manifests itself in numerous works of literature including biographies and historical studies, which focus on reasons behind the war, happenings during the war, and the post-war rebuilding of the states.

This conference, which the Libraries are delighted to be a part of, aims to tackle the question of political and legal reconstruction and recovery after these two devastating wars in Lebanon and Japan, looking at aspects of democratic reconstruction and rule of law.

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