[R6499] Lebanon Unsettled

Created by Deen Sharp
Thursday, 12/02/21 11:30 am

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In 2019, large-scale non-sectarian protests across Lebanon unsettled the political system and challenged the very understanding of Lebanese history, space and identity. This protest movement has provided the opportunity for a new generation in Lebanon to rewrite, and potentially heal, the bitterly disputed histories of the country. This roundtable will discuss and consider what openings and momentum this protest movement has indeed created. The Lebanon Unsettled roundtable will discuss the state of the scholarship on protest in Lebanon on the recent protests and more broadly, it will also place a focus on archives in Lebanon both past and present on protest. We will discuss the ethical, as well as political and scholarly, tensions in engaging the subject of protest in Lebanon and the possibility of doing serious scholarly research on this particular topic in the current climate in the country and on such a moving target. This roundtable also seeks to create the opportunity to engage this historical and geographical context of the protest; creating an open dialogue on the past, present and future of protest in Lebanon and place it in conversation with protests across the region and beyond.

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Deen Sharp

(London School of Economics (LSE))
Deen Sharp is a LSE Fellow in Geography and the Environment at the London School of Economics. He was previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the co-editor of Beyond...
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Discussant; Organizer; Presenter;

Diala Lteif

(University of Toronto)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Noura Wahby

(American University in Cairo)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;