The Arabic Hour

Lebanon: Modern History and Future Prospects

Publish Date: Nov 21, 2020

The topic of today's program is "Lebanon: Modern History and Future Prospects". This special program describes the historical context of Lebanon's social order, leading us to the economic crises the country faces today. guest speakers are: Dr. Hani Faris, Dr. Atif Kubursi and Dr. Bassil Salloukh.  Atif Kubursi is Emeritus Professor of Economics at McMaster University. Dr. Kubursi was a consultant to many United Nations organizations during his career. Bassil Salloukh is a professor of political science at the Lebanese American University. Dr. Salloukh's research includes an inter-sectional critique of power-sharing arrangements in post-war states, and the philosophy of reconciliation in divided places. Dr. Faris is currently a professor o political science at the University of British Columbia. His work focuses on Arab politics, including Lebanese politics specifically.