Jihane Sfeir talks about Lebanon
Friday, October 25, 2020 | 12:20pm | in French
The explosion on August 4 in Beirut of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, stored in the open air in the port since 2014, reflects the country's state of economic and political bankruptcy. To better understand and reframe these events from a historical perspective, we invite Jihane Sfeir, a historian and researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a specialist of the Arab world, particularly Lebanon. She is also the founder and head of the Arab and Muslim Worlds Observatory at the Maison des Sciences Humaines. Her research and publications focus on Palestinian refugees, archives, history and memory in the Arab world with particular attention to Lebanon and the civil war.