Since the violent explosion in Beirut two months ago, Lebanon has found no peace. The blast came at a difficult time for Lebanon, which is not only trying to curb the spread of the coronavirus but is also mired in an unprecedented economic crisis which has pushed half the population below the poverty line. In this webinar, stars Alumna Dr. Zeina MOHANNA talks about the situation on the ground and how Lebanon is trying to get back on its feet.
The details are as follows:
- Topic: Can A Humanitarian Disaster In Lebanon Still Be Averted?
- Speaker: stars Alumna Zeina MOHANNA, Member, Board Of Directors, Amel Association International; President, stars Middle East Alumni Chapter, Beirut, Lebanon
Dr. Zeina MOHANNA has been active in humanitarian development and in academia for more than fifteen years. She is a Board Member of Amel Association International, an NGO providing support to the most underprivileged populations in Lebanon, and she consults various UN agencies such as IOM, UNFPA and OHCHR. Zeina is also a founding member of the NGO Ibtissama, and she serves as President of the stars Middle East Alumni Chapter. Her work focuses on service provision, awareness and policy advocacy in the support of migrants, counter-trafficking, support to refugees, youth leadership and women’s empowerment. Zeina has received a PhD in Political Studies about “Citizenship and Human Rights in Lebanon” from the American University of Beirut (AUB), where she currently also teaches at the Political Sciences and Public Administration Department.
- Date and time: 23 October 2020, 3.00-3.30 (SGT)