American Univesity of Beirut

“The War As I See It” Photo Contest: Award Ceremony and Photo Exhibition

​​The University Libraries are glad to be hosting an upcoming event entitled: “The War As I See It” a photo contest, including an award ceremony and a photo exhibition.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the Lebanese civil war, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) organized a youth photo contest to encourage young people in Lebanon to explore their understanding of the war’s legacy as it shapes their country’s past and present.

From 26 entries, the winners were selected by a jury composed of professional photographers, members of civil society and representatives of the organizers. All 26 photos will be part of a traveling photo exhibition throughout Lebanon aimed at sparking conversation and debate about the legacy of the war.

On February 12, ICTJ will host a ceremony to announce the winners and launch the photo exhibition. The event will be followed by a discussion on truth-telling and memory that will give the winners and selected participants an opportunity to reflect with other youth and experts on the war and political violence and on their role in promoting dialogue and building peace.

​When? Friday, February 12, 3:30pm-6:00pm. Cocktail to follow.

Where? Jafet Library, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

This event is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon, the Embassy of France in Lebanon, the French Institute in Lebanon, the French Institute for the Near-East, the Political Science Institute at Saint-Joseph University and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut.

For more information contact: Nour El Bejjani, E-mail: ,Phone: +961 1 738 044

About the International Center for Transitional Justice

The International Center for Transitional Justice assists societies confronting massive human rights abuses to promote accountability, pursue truth, provide reparations, and build trustworthy institutions. Committed to the vindication of victims’ rights and the promotion of gender justice, we provide expert technical advice, policy analysis, and comparative research on transitional justice approaches, including criminal prosecutions, reparations initiatives, truth-seeking and memory, and institutional reform. For more information, ​visit

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