Youth Citizenship in Lebanon: Promoting Citizenship, Enacting Citizenship


Monday, 30 May 2016 | 10:00AM - 03:00 PM | Issam Fares Institute - Auditorium - AUB (Green Oval)


This symposium will present the initial findings of research conducted over two years in Lebanon and will bring youth, civil society and academics together to discuss what constitutes youth citizenship, belonging and activism in Lebanon today. As well as presenting a report on youth perspectives on citizenship and its promotion, this one-day symposium will seek to animate a discussion on youth activism and sense of belonging considering recent developments in a long term perspective.

Welcome Coffee: 9:30 – 10:00

Session 1: 10:00 – 11:45: Youth Citizenship in Lebanon: some preliminary findings
Presenters: Lynn Staeheli, Konstantin Kastrissianakis & Discussants: Hashem Adnan, Ahmad Amer, Hiba Antoun, Selim Mawad and Mona Harb 

Session 2: 11:45 – 12:30: Mapping Beirut through digital storytelling
Presenters: Youth researchers & Konstantin Kastrissianakis

Lunch Break: 12:30 – 13:45

Session 3: 13:45 – 15.00: Securing a future / Sustaining youth activism 

Participants and the audience will discuss in two parallel working groups two key themes that address the question of youth citizenship in Lebanon


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