FINAL deadline Dec. 1 for applying to our 12th Beirut Politics Conference January 4-14, 2015!
Well we are almost set for the January 2015 Beirut Exchange – our Twelfth program since 2008! Yamen and I will be leading the group for ten days, though a bit more limited in geographic scope than in past years for obvious reasons. THERE IS STILL ONE SLOT LEFT OPEN for Deadline No. 2 on December 1. And there is financial aid still available. If you would like to apply or know someone who might be interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application! http://www.thebeirutexchange.com
THE TWELFTH BEIRUT EXCHANGE
January 4-14, 2015
Application Deadline I November 20, 2014/Deadline II December 1, 2014
Limited spaces available/Rolling acceptance
The Beirut Exchange program rests on two tracks:
Academic – Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading academics and public intellectuals in Lebanon. Topics will include: The Arab Uprisings; The Syrian conflict and its regional implications; The Islamic State; The Special Tribunal for Lebanon; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Asymmetrical conflict: The July 2006 Lebanon War; Human Rights in Lebanon and the wider Middle East; Sectarianism and its deployment, as well as a range of other topics.
Dialogue with Leaders – Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage leading social, political and economic actors from across the spectrum in Lebanon – with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to Islamist and opposition currents.
NOTE: Due to the current security situation in Lebanon, the Twelfth Beirut Exchange will generally restrict its meetings in and around Beirut, although at least one trip to the North and one trip to the South is planned.
Previous Speakers (partial list of non-party speakers only):
·Bilal Baroudi, As-Salam Mosque Tripoli
·Nicholas Blanford, Times of London
·Richard Chambers, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
·Alastair Crooke, Conflicts Forum
·Abdullah Dardari, Frm. Syrian Arab Republic
·Robert Fisk, The Independent
·Toufic Gaspard, Economist
·Hanin Ghaddar, NOW Lebanon
·Timur Goksel, Frm. UNIFIL
·Judith Palmer Harik, Matn University
·Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch
·Farid El-Khazen, AUB
·Eli Khoury, Quantum Communications
·Karim Makdisi, AUB
·Sayyid Mohammed Marandi, Tehran University
·Omar Nashabe, Al-Akhbar
·Nir Rosen, Journalist
·Paul Salem, Middle East Insitute
·Milos Struger, Frm. UNIFIL
·Fawwaz Traboulsi, AUB
View a previous full program for the Beirut Exchange at: http://www.thebeirutexchange.com/images/stories/products/1_-_ScheduleJan2012.pdf
Visit our Facebook page and ask alumni questions at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/10975175535/
All of our programs in the region, including in Tunisia, the Gulf and Turkey, can be viewed at: http://www.thebeirutexchange.com
View the CNN report on The Beirut Exchange at: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/01/21/perry.lebanon.meet.hamas.cnn?iref=videosearch
Tuition – $1200; Partial financial aid is available for those students and individuals that can demonstrate need.
Accommodation & Conference Location – Except for those students already residing in Lebanon, we recommend that all participants in the Exchange reside at the conference hotel during the duration of the ten day program. The hotel, located near Downtown Beirut, is priced at $60 per person/per night, including all taxes and breakfast, for a shared double room (we will arrange for sharing). Single rooms are available for $110 per night.
Airfare – $400, approximate from the European Union.
At the discretion of the student, tuition is 50% refundable up to two weeks before the program commences. (Airline tickets and accommodation should be purchased with travel insurance.)
REQUEST AN APPLICATION via email@example.com