About CAFCAW

  The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW) brings together scholars, young graduates and activists in civil society to share research, experiences and insights. Focusing on Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, but also with a concern for Syria and Iraq, the Forum was launched in Beirut in December 2014 by DIYAR … Continue reading About CAFCAW

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 … Continue reading Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context

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

Pourquoi bloguer?

Mon article paru ce matin dans l’Orient-le-Jour, Beyrouth. Je fais partie de ce qu’on nommerait aujourd’hui les dinosaures du blogging libanais. Lorsque j’utilisais le blog pour la première fois entre 2005 et 2006, nous étions une poignée d’internautes qui essayaient de nouvelles plates-formes telle « Blogspot » de Google. Ces années charnières dans l’histoire contemporaine du Liban … Continue reading Pourquoi bloguer?

One Coffee Bean at a Time

I was born and raised in a war zone, where the culture of war prevailed – and still is -, along with sectarianism, State paralysis, militias’ laws, negative media propaganda, hatred, conflictual identities, etc. I spent enough time in shelters or in displacement. I avoided snipers and land mines. I faced the destruction of our … Continue reading One Coffee Bean at a Time

تغير لتغير

The best place to start change is with yourself! Round table organized by the Lebanese Student Club at the American University in Dubai (Dubai-UAE). November 18, 2015, 6-8 p.m. (E421) Join us, share your stories and raise your voices! Speakers: Mrs. Reina Dib Angoujard, Mr. Fouad Diab Maalouf, Ms. Hiba Bou Daher, Dr. Haitham Solh … Continue reading تغير لتغير