Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context

“Research is meant to be disseminated far and wide and not to be shackled by copyright restrictions that benefit nobody except the coffers of publishing houses” (Mark Bridge)

Announcing the publication of my paper ‘Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context’ in the refereed International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 8, No. 7, 2015, p. 201-213.

The article may be accessed at


The Importance of General Knowledge

AUD’s Dr. Pamela Chrabieh presents at several conferences in Lebanon
General Knowledge, as explained by Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at AUD, is the progressive building of one’s knowledge in diverse areas of knowledge production through multiple means and channels, including reading, traveling, watching movies, listening to music, socializing, cooking and eating unfamiliar types of food, as well as being exposed to arts, to name just a few.

It is about keeping oneself updated with knowledge from every field, beyond just the basic ability of getting good grades and making a social impact. In early times, General Knowledge was not accessible to all; it was confined to an elite. However, with the growing influence of mass media, information has spread like wildfire, but what to do with this information? How should it be processed? These are questions one needs to ask on a regular basis while expanding the contemporary realms of individual and collective knowledge,” she explains.

Dr. Chrabieh recently presented a series of conferences on the importance of General Knowledge to high-school students from diverse academic institutions in Lebanon. General Knowledge plays a pivotal role in a day and age where cities are thriving multicultural hubs. It helps people from different cultures interact effectively with each other. It helps school and university students make an informed choice and formulate an argumentative opinion. It enhances public speaking skills and increases creativity and innovation. “Without a wide array of General Knowledge, one cannot build a better self, nor a better society, let alone inform civil discourse and ascertain the historical significances of events,” concludes Dr. Chrabieh.

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Dr. Pamela Chrabieh (Collège Immaculée Conception, Achrafieh-Beirut, Lebanon, December 26-31 2015, SPNC)

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh (Collège Immaculée Conception, Achrafieh-Beirut, Lebanon, December 26-31 2015, SPNC)

AUD Professor Leads Discussion on Religion-State Relations in the Middle East

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh talks democracy, democratic institutions, citizenship and advocacy

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at AUD and a member of the Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW) Executive Committee, met her peers during a workshop on Lebanese Youth and Citizenship held in Beirut recently.

Dr. Chrabieh comments, “The gathering of Middle Eastern Christian and Muslim scholars, religious leaders, media figures and politicians, initiates a regional dialogue between academicians from diverse backgrounds and identities, who debate issues related to religions-politics’ relations, interfaith dialogue, Christians’ roles and situations as well as theology of public life, and propose alternative worldviews, narratives and projects facing the culture of violence.

The CAFCAW forum was part of the ongoing academic work of the Executive Committee on the Religion-State relations in the Middle East, and on the roles of diverse stakeholders and activists in diversity management. The workshop gathered more than 25 young Lebanese and included trainings and conferences tackling the subjects of democracy, democratic institutions, citizenship and advocacy.


This meeting and workshop followed 4 previous events held in 2014 and 2015 in Amman, Istanbul, Beirut, and Cyprus. Future initiatives include a Middle-Eastern Youth Conference in Cyprus in April 2016 and the publication of the July 2015 Conference proceedings.

About the Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW)
CAFCAW is a forum that aims to provide a more public voice for Christians and interreligious dialogue in the Arab world. The association was established at its inaugural meeting in February 2014 in Istanbul under the Diyar Consortium, a Lutheran-based, ecumenically-oriented organization serving the whole Palestinian community, with emphasis on children, youth, and women. CAFCAW convened its second meeting in Istanbul in June 2014. CAFCAW’s third conference held on 5 and 6 December 2014 in Beirut served to create broad support among Christian and Muslim academics, stakeholders in interreligious dialogue, civil society and policy makers.

For more information on CAFCAW please click on the following link