What future for Lebanon?: Caabu Online Briefing with Al Jazeera journalist Zeina Khodr and Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center

3 Oct 2022 12:30 - 13:30

Caabu invites you to an online briefing on what future for Lebanon with Al Jazeera Senior Correspondent, Zeina Khodr and Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center on Monday 3 October 2022 at 12:30pm (BST UK time) and 14:30 (Lebanon).

The briefing will address questions such as how did Lebanon reach this point? is there a route out of Lebanon’s current crisis? What needs to happen? What can the international community do helpfully and conversely what it should not do.

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When: Monday 3 October 2022, 12:30 (BST, UK time)

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About the speakers:

Zeina Khodr has worked for Al Jazeera English since it launched, in 2006. She has covered and worked in many countries and regions - many years in Afghanistan and Pakistan before the Arab spring - since the Arab spring she has mainly worked in the region.

Khodr has done a lot of work in conflict areas particularly in Syria, Iraq and Libya. She was part of the first team to cover protests inside Syria, reporting from Daraa in March 2011. She has reported extensively from Syria throughout the whole conflict, reporting from places such as Aleppo and Idlib in rebel controlled areas.

Since the Arab spring, Khodr has been mainly covering the upheavals in the Arab world. Before that, she spent time covering Afghanistan and Pakistan Khodr's coverage of the uprising in Tripoli and the fall of the Libyan capital was nominated at the Monte Carlo TV and Film Festival as well as at the Emmy Awards. She was among one of the first international teams to enter Tripoli when it fell. In December 2011, she also won a Sky Women In TV and Film award in the category "The ITV Achievement Of The Year Award" for her Fall of Tripoli news coverage.

She has also won awards for Al Jazeera's coverage of the Beirut port explosion in 2021. She Tweets @ZeinakhodrAljaz.

Maha Yahya is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her work focuses broadly on political violence, identity politics, inequality, citizenship, and the refugee crisis. She has two PhDs in the social sciences and humanities from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Architectural Association (AA) in London. She has consulted with international organisations including the United Nations organisations and the World Bank as well the private sector on a broad range of issues in among other countries Lebanon, Pakistan, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. She serves on a number of advisory boards including the UNESCO international commission on the Futures of Education; a global member of the Trilateral Commission; co-chair of the International Advisory Board for the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut; and member of the Board of Directors of the Ana Aqra Association.

Yahya is the author of numerous publications, including most recently Unheard Voices: What Syrian refugees need to return home (April 2018); editor of Contentious Politics in the Syrian Conflict: Opposition, Representation, and Resistance, co editor of Visualizing Secularism and Religion, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India and was the director and principal author of The National Human Development Report 2008–2009: Toward a Citizen’s State in Lebanon.

She Tweets: @mahamyahya.

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