While September 2020 marks 100 years since the Proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon, the country today is plagued by a myriad of crises. This may prove a critical inflection point for Lebanon as a whole. The Carnegie Middle East Center and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung are hosting a four-part series of panel discussions, which will look at where Lebanon stands on its Centennial, as well as the opportunities and challenges for the new century.
Lebanon’s role as a merchant republic, whose economy was based primarily on banking and services, has all but collapsed. The country’s middle class is being wiped out, the national currency has plummeted, unemployment and poverty are on the rise, and a new wave of mass migration has already begun. The search for a new economic model to replace Lebanon’s current system is now on.
Join us on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Beirut (GMT+3) for this second panel discussion on Lebanon’s economic model. The event will be held in English. Viewers may submit their questions via the Live Chat feature on YouTube during the livestream.