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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving amidst Chaos

boisi center for religion and american public life

St George Cathedral in Beirut

Marius Deeb 
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Hoover Institute, Stanford University

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: McGuinn Hall 121

Co-sponsored with the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Theology, Islamic Civilization and Societies, and Christian Solidarity International (CSI)


Marius Deeb, who obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, is a leading authority on Middle Eastern politics and history. Deeb teaches at the School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University; he previously taught at Indiana University, the American University of Beirut, and Georgetown University. His publications include Party Politics in Egypt: The Wafd and Its Rivals, 1919–1939The Lebanese Civil WarLibya since Revolution: Aspects of Social and Political Development (coauthored with Mary-Jane Deeb), Militant Islamic Movements in Lebanon: Origins, Social Basis and Ideology, and Syria’s Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process. Deeb’s research interests include political parties and movements, militant Islam in all its varieties, the Christian communities of the Middle East, and Islam and the West.

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