Crisis in Lebanon

Following the past few tumultuous years in Lebanon, this 2022 Pearson Global Forum panel will briefly look back on the critical lessons that can be learned, then look ahead to the critical implications of the situation in Lebanon today. Particular attention will be given to how fundamental change can be achieved between the political system and citizens, obstacles to reform, foreign powers, and the power imbalance with the ruling elite.

Panel | Crisis in Lebanon

Kim Ghattas 
Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic; Author & Journalist

Lina Haddad Kreidie
Academic Director, Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, Middle East Partnership Initiative, Lebanese American University; Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences School of Arts and Sciences, University of California Irvine

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard 
Senior State Department Fellow; Former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon (2016-2020)

Randa Slim
Senior Fellow and Director of Conflict Resolution & Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute; Non-Resident Fellow, School of Advanced and International Studies Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Rami Khouri 
Director of Global Engagement, Senior Public Policy Fellow, and Adjunct Professor of Journalism, American University of Beirut; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University; Syndicated Columnist, Agence Global, USA and The New Arab, London