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Presentation and discussion with Pauline Mouhanna Karroum and Edmund Ghareeb, PhD on Lebanon today and ways to help

Pauline Mouhanna Karroum is a bilingual journalist and writes frequently in French and English for Jeune Afrique, a French-language pan-African weekly news magazine published in Paris; for l’Orient le Jour, a leading French-language daily newspaper in Lebanon and in Inside Arabia, an online news magazine providing news and analysis of the Middle East and North Africa.

Her first novel “She Lived in Sandwich” was published in 2020 by les éditions Panthéon, Paris.

She has given French lessons in an American university and in Alliance Française in Atlanta and in Nashville. She also offers private lessons in French with l’Alliance Française in Washington DC. Born and raised in Lebanon, Pauline holds a Master’s in Political Science from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, and a Master’s in Information Communication from Paris 2-Assas. She lived and worked in Paris, France, in 2007, after being granted the Keizo Obuchi award from UNESCO. In 2011, she moved to the United States and after Illinois, Georgia and Tennessee, she lives now with her husband and her two children in Washington DC.

Edmund Ghareeb is a Lebanese-American scholar at the American University in Washington and a professor at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He earned a BA from the American International College and an MA and a PhD from Georgetown University.

He is the first Mustafa Barzani Distinguished Scholar in Global Kurdish Studies at the American University in Washington, D.C., and introduced the first regular courses to be taught in the US on Kurdish history, politics and culture. For several years he coordinated the Middle East studies Program at American University. He has also taught at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in both Qatar and Washington, DC. Dr. Ghareeb is one of the first media analysts to recognize the potential revolutionary and transformational roles to be played by New Media in the Arab world .

Thursday, May 13th at 5 p.m. on Zoom in French and English.

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