03/28/2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In a round-table discussion to close the Mois de la Francophonie series focusing on Lebanon, presenters will address pressing questions concerning Lebanon’s future, especially education initiatives, human rights and international law issues, and Lebanon’s growing trash problem. Three presenters conceptualize the way forward for Lebanon. The discussion will be in English.
Jessy Belt: Education Initiatives
Jessy Belt, a graduate of the University of Minnesota and longtime resident of Lebanon, is fluent in Arabic and experienced as an educator, event organizer and networker across international lines. She just returned from Lebanon, where she was working with women and children on educational outreach. Belt will speak on her experience with an active hand in educational initiatives for Lebanese population and Syrian refugees living in Lebanon alike. She is Deputy Director of the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project.
Anthony Winer: International Law Initiatives
Professor Winer teaches international law at William Mitchell in St Paul. As an academic writer and educator, his areas of expertise include constitutional law and administrative law. Many of his teaching and academic projects have placed special emphasis on the relationships between law and sexuality.
Professor Winer will discuss the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, primarily from an institutional perspective. He will compare it to other special tribunals established under or in connection with United Nations authority, and describe certain key features concerning its operations and experience.
Marie-Christine Ghreichi: The Garbage Crisis
Ghreichi is conducting research at the University of Minnesota on the ongoing garbage crisis in Lebanon. Greichi will speak on social mobilization and national unity in Lebanon in the context of the movement to curb the growing problem.
There is a $10 suggested donation. Please contribute online to RSVP, or call our office at 612 332 0436.