Because of its location on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean and in between some of the most important regional actors, such as Syria, Turkey, Israel, and Palestine, Lebanon’s fate is inextricably tied to developments in the countries surrounding it. This seminar will cover topics such as conflicts with Israel, the founding of Hezbollah, the status of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and the recent migration of over one million Syrian refugees into Lebanon.
Three sessions. E – $170, R – $187
Laurel Harig teaches classes on the art, history, and culture of the Arab world, as well as courses on the Arabic language at several Chicago–area institutions. She holds an MA from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and a BA in cross–cultural communications from Bard College.
A History of Modern Lebanon (2nd Edition). Fawwaz Traboulsi. Pluto Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0745332741
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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