Watch discussion via the links below:
- Secretary of the Debs Center Ada Porter, GEI Co-Director Tania Haddad, and Ayman Mohyeldin deliver opening remarks here.
- Joseph Bahout outlines the myriad crises facing Lebanon, from a corrupt, sclerotic government to an ever-escalating financial crisis to an ongoing refugee problem here.
- Ed Gabriel describes the U.S. position vis-a-vis Lebanon in terms of overall strategic objectives and ground-level actions here.
- Mona Yacoubian discusses the impact of conflict-fatigue on the Lebanese people and the importance of finding ways to empower local, solutions-minded private actors here.
- For Joseph Bahout, it's an open question as to whether executive branch reform should come before the election of a new executive, or vice-versa here.
- Mona Yacoubian sees the possibility and potential of a new generation of Lebanese who don't identify with sects and their affiliated political parties here.
- Joseph Bahout is not convinced that the new generation is wholly progressive and sees elements of radicalism taking hold in the face of a deepening economic and political crisis here.
- Mona Yacoubian believes investing in Lebanese institutional capacity is key to weakening militias and other local non-state military actors here.
- Ayman Mohyeldin moderates a discussion of Lebanon's refugee issues, the possibility of international cooperation around the political crisis, and signs of hope here.
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