“The View from Lebanon: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh on life, education and the economy today in Beirut” – Interview on Finitoworld.com (London, UK)

As I see it, “revolution” in Lebanon isn’t a static object that can either be a “success” or a “failure”. It consists of several current dimensions and historical layers simultaneously,… Continue reading “The View from Lebanon: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh on life, education and the economy today in Beirut” – Interview on Finitoworld.com (London, UK)

The Beirut Call Anthology: Virtual Book Launch on May 9th 2021

“THE BEIRUT CALL…Harnessing Creativity for Change!”⁠ is a new anthology in collaboration with @daralkalimauniversity, its program @nabad.art and @elyssarpress, a publishing press in Redlands, CA.Support our Lebanese artists and arts organizations!Follow us @elyssarpress, on facebook @thebeirutcall⁠ or go to elyssarpress/the-beirut-call/ for more information.VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH is set for Sunday May 9, 2021 at 10am PST … Continue reading The Beirut Call Anthology: Virtual Book Launch on May 9th 2021

Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

There are already engaged Lebanese academics and artists, iconoclasts, and they are making a difference, but more need to engage beyond their classrooms, books and academic journals, and ‘ateliers’, to be in the act of researching people, themselves, the dynamics of oppression and the politics of social interactions and injustices, to become aware of the people’s often unknowingly complicit in the process of oppression, to create knowledge in and through meaningful participation and action with others, to bring people together and contribute to finding reasons of solidarity, to transform boundaries into spaces where lives and pedagogies are constructed together in ways that work for social justice and lead to powerful possibilities, and where dialogic and open-ended praxis based on more collaborative and caring relationships is promoted. Continue reading Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

Lancement de l’ouvrage “Beyrouth Mon Amour. 4 août 2020 18h07”.

Heureuse d’avoir contribué à cet ouvrage sur Beyrouth. Merci Bélinda Béatrice Ibrahim et félicitations! Je partage ci-dessous le communiqué de presse: Beyrouth Mon Amour4 août 2020 18 h 07Ouvrage collectif sous la direction de Bélinda IBRAHIMPréface de Gérard BEJJANIParticipation audio exceptionnelle de Mme Fanny ARDANT. Une tragédie telle l’explosion du 4 août ne se donne … Continue reading Lancement de l’ouvrage “Beyrouth Mon Amour. 4 août 2020 18h07”.

Le Liban, un foyer de dialogue… Est-ce une utopie?

Le Liban, un foyer de dialogue… Est-ce une utopie? Si en tant que peuple nous abandonnons ce rêve alors oui… En dépit de nos souffrances et mémoires meurtries, nous ne pouvons pas nous résigner. Il va falloir continuer à faire scintiller nos lumières, tant individuellement que collectivement. Un peuple qui lutte ne meurt pas!الشعب الذي … Continue reading Le Liban, un foyer de dialogue… Est-ce une utopie?

ماذا بعد الباثوكراسية؟

كشفت الديناميكيات الثورية في الشهرين الأخيرين في لبنان عن وجود وانتشار ما يمكن أن يعرفه العديد من علماء النفس بالنرجسية والاعتلال النفسي في السياسة. وفقًا لعالم النفس البولندي أندرو لوباكوفسكي الذي كرس حياته المهنية لدراسة العلاقة بين الاضطرابات النفسية والسياسة، فإن السياسيين النرجسيين يتوقون إلى الاهتمام، ويشعرون بأنهم متفوقون على الآخرين ولهم الحق في السيطرة … Continue reading ماذا بعد الباثوكراسية؟

Ala’ Abou Fakhr, martyr de la révolution, martyr national – article dans l’Orient-le-Jour

Le meurtre du révolutionnaire Ala’ Abou Fakhr devant son épouse et son fils a ravivé dans ma mémoire le décès de mon beau-père Gebran Badine qui fut assassiné en Irak en 2004. Dans un article que j’avais publié en 2007 dans Scriptura (Université de Montréal), je posais à l’époque les questions suivantes : « Qui … Continue reading Ala’ Abou Fakhr, martyr de la révolution, martyr national – article dans l’Orient-le-Jour