Understanding Lebanon's Protests: A socio-economic take

Hosted by The Institute of Global Affairs and the Middle East Centre

Vera Anstey, Old Building


Gilbert Doumitt

Managing Partner, Beyond Reform and Development

Nayla Geagea

Legal and Constitutional Expert

Dr Bilal Malaeb

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Global Affairs

Professor Nasser Yassin

Interim Director, Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut


Professor Erik Berglof

Director, Institute of Global Affairs

The Institute of Global Affairs and the Middle East Centre at LSE have launched a series of seminars revolving around the major demonstrations across Lebanon. The first seminar of this series will examine the recent events and put them into socio-political, economic, and legal context. This seminar is primarily intended to provide an intellectual space for students, scholars and the general public interested in the politics of the Middle East.


• Prof. Nasser Yassin, Interim Director of Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut (video call)

• Ms. Nayla Geagea, Legal and Constitutional Expert (video call)

• Mr. Gilbert Doumitt, Managing Partner at Beyond Reform & Development (video call)

• Dr. Bilal Malaeb, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE

• Professor Erik Berglof (Chair), Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSELebanon


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