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Lebanon and the Middle East: A Discussion at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

April 07th, 2014
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News from Berlin- The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is hosting a discussion on ‘Lebanon and the Middle East’ in its offices in Berlin. The event takes place on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 and will take a further look at the role and history of Lebanon in the Middle East - especially in light of the conflicts in neighbouring Syria and its involvement in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Lebanon is commonly overlooked within the changing Middle East, although it has also seen transformation due to the Arab Spring and also mirrors much of the Middle East.

The discussion will be hosted by Niels Annen, MP, and Foreign Policy Spokesperson of the SPD Parliamentary Group and will be joined by special guest H.E. Najib Mikati, former Prime Minister of Lebanon. Under their guidance and expertise the following questions will be answered and discussed: ‘Where is Lebanon headed[?], what is the situation like in the country 25 years after the Taif Peace Agreement that put an end to the Lebanese civil war? How can Lebanon manage to maintain its integrity and sovereignty against the backdrop of the war in Syria? What is the role of this Levant state in the new architecture of the Middle East?’

The event will be held with simultaneous Arabic-German interpretation. –News from Berlin

For the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s invitation click here:

http://www.fes.de/oas/portal/pls/portal/filefunctions.download/PLAKON/VERANSTALTUNG/181882/F-389303350/Einl_Invitation_Mikati.pdf

For the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s website please click here:

http://www.fes.de/

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