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Lebanon Elections

What Lebanon’s elections can teach us about the importance of religion

May 21, 2018

 

By Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah

On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote in national elections for the first time since 2009. These are the first elections since the passage in June 2017 of a new electoral law and the first since the 2016 Beirut municipal elections, when a grass-roots campaign won almost 40 percent of votes, challenging Lebanon’s long-standing patronage-based sectarian parties.

 

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2018 Apr 13

Being Muslim Today: Building Bridges in an Age of Uncertainty

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Ahmed has authored more than a dozen award-winning books and has produced a number of noteworthy films. His most recent book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the...

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William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment; Director of Modern Language Programs, and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
38 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9065

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