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The View from Paris: Is There a Way Out of Lebanon’s Presidential Vacuum?

The View from Paris: Is There a Way Out of Lebanon’s Presidential Vacuum?

Date(s) - 02/09/2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Middle East Institute

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Since the end of October 2022, Lebanon has not had a president despite suffering from a persistent and worsening politico-economic crisis characterized by extreme poverty, uncertainty, and state failure. Can diplomatic discussions in Paris between the United States, France, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar along with renewed international attention to Lebanon’s government paralysis and four-year crisis help surmount the roadblocks preventing the election of a president, formation of a government, and implementation of key reforms to stabilize the deteriorating situation?
The Middle East Institute invites you to join a panel discussion that will unpack the drivers behind Lebanon’s ongoing presidential vacuum as well as the opportunities for local and international stakeholders to help break the deadlock.


Paul Salem
President and CEO, Middle East Institute     

Karim Emile Bitar
Non-Resident Scholar, Middle East Institute

Mohanad Hage Ali 
Director of Communications; Senior Fellow, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Randa Slim
Director, Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute

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