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The Conflicts That Pave The Way For Peace: Lebanese Poet And Philosopher Mikhail Naimy, Suha Naimy Aug 2019

The Conflicts That Pave The Way For Peace: Lebanese Poet And Philosopher Mikhail Naimy, Suha Naimy

The Journal of Social Encounters

Mikhail Naimy is a twentieth century Lebanese author and philosopher whose writings verge towards the mystical and the metaphysical. Naimy’s philosophy is a synthesis of his own life conflicts and his built premises and drawn conclusions that trivialize materialism, following the steps of Christ. Among Naimy’s first conflicts was leaving of his hometown Baskinta and its highland Shakhroub for Nazareth to continue his education, and the estrangement he felt that was alleviated by a touch of God. Some of the other conflicts in Naimy’s life were the love affairs that yielded to the understanding that true love ...


Corporate Urbanization: Between The Future And Survival In Lebanon, Deen S. Sharp Sep 2018

Corporate Urbanization: Between The Future And Survival In Lebanon, Deen S. Sharp

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

If you look today at the skyline of downtowns throughout the Middle East and beyond, the joint-stock corporation has transformed the urban landscape. The corporation makes itself present through the proliferation of its urban mega-projects, including skyscrapers, downtown developments and gated communities; retail malls and artificial islands; airports and ports; and highways. Built into these corporate urban structures are edifices of politics, ideology and certain forms of socio-spatial and temporal organization. The corporation, however, has largely escaped critical scholarly analysis in Geography and/or Urban and Middle East Studies. In this thesis, I argue that the corporation is far more ...


The Nature Of Influence: Fu'ad Rifqa's Wilderness Poetry At The Intersection Of Nation And Modernity, Delilah Clark Aug 2018

The Nature Of Influence: Fu'ad Rifqa's Wilderness Poetry At The Intersection Of Nation And Modernity, Delilah Clark

Theses and Dissertations

Fundamental changes in the form and content of Arabic poetry occurred rapidly in the first half of the twentieth century, resulting in the development of free verse and prose poetry as well as the jettison of traditional requirements including end-stopped two-hemistich long lines, strict adherence to meter, and monorhyme. These changes draw from innovation within Arabic poetry, competing nationalist agendas, increased translation of European texts into Arabic, and the productive engagement of Arab poets with Western literatures. In 1957, Syrian poet Fu’ād Rifqa embarks upon a five-decade poetic project of intentional intertextuality that acknowledges these sometimes collaborative, sometimes competing ...


The Drivers Of Sectarian Violence: A Qualitative Analysis Of Lebanon, Iraq, And Turkey, Catherine R. Antosh May 2016

The Drivers Of Sectarian Violence: A Qualitative Analysis Of Lebanon, Iraq, And Turkey, Catherine R. Antosh

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

The issue of sectarian violence is widespread in today’s world of intra-state conflict. Though it appears that religion and ethnicity fuel these civil wars, insurgencies, and terrorist acts, there are in fact many more factors that contribute to sectarian violence. In this article, three case studies of Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey are examined to determine what causes sectarianism to break into violent conflict in some cases rather than others. Through analysis of four independent variables—disparities, grievances, foreign intervention, and regime strength—it can be determined that the true drivers of sectarian violence are much more complex than simple ...


Institutional Consensus: A Comparative Analysis Of Rules Of Law In Lebanon And Somalia, Becca Ebert Dec 2015

Institutional Consensus: A Comparative Analysis Of Rules Of Law In Lebanon And Somalia, Becca Ebert

Politics & Government Undergraduate Theses

Situated within broader contexts of literature on the origin of rule of law, this paper analyzes the rules of law in Lebanon and Somalia and offers commentary on the relationship between weak states and the rule of law. Both divided states that succumbed to brutal civil wars, Somalia was able to foster a strong rule of law whereas Lebanon was not. Rule of law, in this analysis, requires a common conception of justice and institutions that embody these values. Following Paul Kahn’s prescription for a cultural study of law, this paper analyzes the emergence of social consensus and institutional ...


Peacebuilding In Lebanon Using A 'Serious' Game Intervention, Christina B. Gunther Jan 2014

Peacebuilding In Lebanon Using A 'Serious' Game Intervention, Christina B. Gunther

Christina B. Gunther

The specific aims of this research are to provide an educational tool for non-governmental organizations to mitigate the effects of violence against women through peace promotion and education in lieu of state intervention.


Imagining Kurdish Identity In Mandatory Syria: Finding A Nation In Exile, Ahmet Serdar Akturk Aug 2013

Imagining Kurdish Identity In Mandatory Syria: Finding A Nation In Exile, Ahmet Serdar Akturk

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation looks at the activities of the Kurdish nationalists from Turkey who were exiled in Syria and Lebanon during the period of the French mandate, and especially Jaladet and Kamuran Bedirkhan. Scions of a princely Kurdish family from the Botan region in Eastern Anatolia, the Bedirkhan brothers initiated a Kurdish cultural movement in exile following the failure of two armed rebellions against the new Turkish Republic in 1925 and 1930. Central to this cultural movement was the publication of journals in Damascus and Beirut, namely Hawar (1932-1943) Ronahi (1942-1945), Roja Nu/Le Jour Nouveau (1943-1946), and Ster (1943-1945).

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Trends. The Effects Of Televised Violence: Anecdotal Data From Lebanon, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. The Effects Of Televised Violence: Anecdotal Data From Lebanon, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the effects of televised violence in Lebanon, and its impact on both Hezbollah and Israeli Defense Forces.


Ibpp Research Associates: Israel/Lebanon, Gil Grein - Ibpp Research Associate, Nadav Morag - Tel Aviv University May 2000

Ibpp Research Associates: Israel/Lebanon, Gil Grein - Ibpp Research Associate, Nadav Morag - Tel Aviv University

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is an interview wherein the participants discuss the ramifications of pulling Israeli troops out of southern Lebanon. Conflict participants include: Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Southern Lebanese Army (SLA), Hezbollah, and United Nations forces.


Trends. Can One Be Against The Withdrawal Of An Occupying Force? The Case Of Israel And Editor: Southern Lebanon, Editor May 2000

Trends. Can One Be Against The Withdrawal Of An Occupying Force? The Case Of Israel And Editor: Southern Lebanon, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the potential political and military ramifications of Israel withdrawing its occupying forces from Southern Lebanon.


Trends. Syria, Lebanon, And Israel: Is There A Psychological Difference Between The Abusive And The Abused?, Editor Mar 2000

Trends. Syria, Lebanon, And Israel: Is There A Psychological Difference Between The Abusive And The Abused?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the psychological difference between abusers and the abused in the context of relations between Israel and Syria as well as Indonesia and East Timor. The concept of control is also discussed.


Trends. Civilians And Meanings Of Collateral Damage: Hezbollah And Israel, Editor Feb 2000

Trends. Civilians And Meanings Of Collateral Damage: Hezbollah And Israel, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses Israeli government attacks on Lebanon, which wounded Lebanese civilians and destroyed materiel infrastructure. The idea of collateral damage is the article's focus.