The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving Amidst Chaos

Marius Deeb

Date: November 9, 2016

Location: Boston

“Without Christians, there would be no Lebanon,” Professor Marius Deeb argues. In Lebanon, he says, “Christian leaders have fought to preserve a democratic polity in which all the religious groups would be equal and represented at all levels of government, and in which all basic freedoms would be protected.” In the election of General Michel Aoun as Lebanon’s president last month, ending two years of deadlock in which the office went unfilled, Deeb sees positive signs of a “new dialogue among Lebanese,” and expects that Aoun “will accomplish a lot.”