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One Year Later: Lebanon After the Beirut Port Blast
The American Task Force on Lebanon is holding a virtual webinar on Thursday, August 5 from 11:30am to 1:00pm ET to mark the one-year anniversary of the August 4 Beirut Port explosions. The presentations will focus on four themes:

The status of US-Lebanon relations and US assistance to Lebanon, noting challenges to building relations with a potential new government

Assessing the role of the United Nations and the international community in promoting reforms

An update on the rapidly declining socio-economic conditions on Lebanese society including the brain drain, health, and education services

Lebanon's instability and the interests of external actors such as Syria, Iran, Turkey, Israel, Russia

Opening Remarks: Ambassador Dorothy C. Shea
US Ambassador to Lebanon

Opening Remarks: Dr. Joanna Wronecka
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michel E. Mawad
President of Lebanese American University

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Salem
President of the Middle East Institute
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