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Senior politicians and thinkers join Jonny Dymond at The American University of Beirut for a debate lead by the Lebanese public.

BBC World Questions, comes to Beirut to discuss the future of Lebanon and at a crucial moment in the history of the Middle East.

From the American University of Beirut a panel of politicians and thinkers debate the key issues facing the nation, with a lively audience. The ongoing legacy of sectarianism and the civil war, how the nation can best achieve political change, Lebanon’s role in the Syrian conflict, environmental degradation, the role of Hezbollah within Lebanon and more. All questions come directly from our public audience.

Our panel comprises of Deputy Prime Minister, Ghassan Hasbani MP, AUB Neighborhood Initiative Director and Beirut Madinati member Mona El Hallak Ghaisbeh, former Health Minister, Wael Abu Faour MP, the Vice President of the Free Patriotic Movement, Nicolas Sehnaoui and economist and political analyst, Kamel Wazne.

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Lebanese flags hang from a car on the Corniche waterfront promenade in Beirut. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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53 minutes

Last on

Wed 13 Sep 2017 23:06GMT

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World Questions was staged in partnership with the British Council to allow the public to question their politicians face-to-face. Find out more about the British Council

Broadcasts

  • Sun 10 Sep 2017 03:06GMT
  • Sun 10 Sep 2017 13:06GMT
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017 08:06GMT
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017 17:06GMT
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017 23:06GMT