Lebanon Facing Arab Uprisings: Constraints and Adaptation

15 June, 2017 - 18:00 - 20:00

Lebanon Support and Institut français du Proche-Orient cordially invite you to a talk aroubnd the book "Lebanon Facing Arab Uprisings: Constraints and Adaptation"

Di Peri R, Meier D, editors. Lebanon Facing The Arab Uprisings. Palgrave Macmillan UK; 2017
Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-352-00005-4



While the neighbouring countries have been in flux since 2011 with popular movements taking to the streets of various Arab cities and crises breaking out in others, Lebanon has managed to adapt to the many challenges brought about by regional political crises.

This talk will revolve around the book “Lebanon Facing Arab Uprisings. Constraints and Adaptation” which explores the impact of the Arab uprisings of 2011 on Lebanese politics and society.


  • Editors
    • Rosita Di Peri, Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations, department of Culture, Politics and Society, University of Torino.
    • Daniel Meier, Associate Researcher at CNRS Pacte (Grenoble) and lecturer at the University of Geneva.
  • Authors
    • Marie-Noëlle AbiYaghi, Head of Research at Lebanon Support, Associate Researcher Institut Français du Proche-Orient
    • Myriam Catusse, Director of Contemporary Studies, Institut Français du Proche-Orient, UMIFRE 6/USR 3135, MAEDI/CNRS


Thursday, 15th of June, from 6 to 8pm


Lebanon Support’s new office (3rd flr, Scala bldg, Furn el-Chebbak main street (Damascus road), Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. Follow this link for the map.)

Information & contact

The talk will be held in English, with possibility of discussion in Arabic

For further information and confirmation of attendance, contact us on: contact@lebanon-support.org

About the Book

This book provides an intimate picture of Lebanon, exploring the impacts of the Arab uprisings of 2011 which are deeply affecting Lebanese politics and society. The book examines Lebanon’s current issues and its deep sectarian divisions, as well as the ways in which it still seems able to find some adaptation paths to face the many challenges left by its regional sectarian and political polarization. Authors delve into border regions, Syrian refugees, the welfare state, the Lebanese Army, popular mobilisations in 2011 and the two main communities, the Sunnis and the Shia. Built on various fieldwork researches, the volume explores each of the topics through the lenses of identification building processes, the re-ordering of social and/or political relations, and the nationhood symbols and meanings.