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Lebanon: Crisis and Expression

Date(s) - 11/16/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Three months after the explosion that destroyed large parts of Beirut, what’s happening to the Lebanese protest movement in a society barely able to get by, let alone rebuild? What avenues do people have to affect change while contending with deepening political and economic collapse amid a global pandemic? Join us for a Zoom webinar with Zahra Hankir, Tarek El-Ariss and David Kenner discussing latest developments on the ground, how Lebanese are expressing themselves under a corrupt elite, and the context of media and culture in the wider Middle East.


  • Tarek El-Ariss, Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies, Dartmouth
  • David Kenner, ICWA fellow (Saudi Arabia, 2019-2021)


Zahra Hankir, Journalist; Editor, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World


Tarek El-Ariss is professor and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political and Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age.

Zahra Hankir is a British-Lebanese journalist and author. She edited an award winning, best-selling collection of essays, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Vice, BBC News, Al Jazeera English and Businessweek, among other publications.

David Kenner is a Beirut-based journalist and ICWA fellow. Before his fellowship, he was Middle East editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

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