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Storytelling and conversations, from Beirut and beyond. Subscribe from your preferred podcast platform. Support us through Paypal or Patreon.

    Summer & War with Sarah Borgi (Ep.406)

    Summer & War with Sarah Borgi (Ep.406)

    Reflecting on the July 2006 War and UNSCR 1701 eighteen years later, during a time of escalation and regional war's expansion.

    Looking back on humanitarian assistance in times of emergency and crisis, the Lebanese government's negotiating role in helping shape UNSCR 1701, a return to border conflict and battlefield over armistice and deterrence and the lack of state agency bringing us closer to Hezbollah's interests.

    With Sarah Borgi - economist and independent consultant.

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    Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro
    1:11 First day
    6:22 Anthony Bourdain
    10:14 Samidoun
    15:04 Guilt
    19:39 Lebanon’s role
    22:27 Opposition government
    25:30 Free from Syrian hegemony
    29:05 Leftist wing of March 14
    34:47 Israeli attack on Hezbollah
    38:03 Main points of UNSCR 1701
    48:22 Warzone
    51:02 Closer to the problem
    54:47 Stature
    57:12 Restraint
    1:00:25 Legitimizing the battlefield
    1:04:04 Drawn out
    1:07:07 Deterrence
    1:09:19 Armistice

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Patrick Baz - The War Photographer (Ep.405)

    Patrick Baz - The War Photographer (Ep.405)

    Episode 405: The War Photographer

    A journey into memories of growing up along Beirut's demarcation line during the Lebanese civil war, a professional pursuit of conflict photography across the region and the difficult journey of mental health awareness and personal recovery.

    With Patrick Baz - award-winning photojournalist and photographer, and author of Don't Take My Picture: Iraqis Don't Cry.

    With special thanks to Beirut Center of Photography - taped live at Aaliya's Books.

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    Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro
    4:35 Demarcation line
    9:17 Inspiration
    15:24 Carnage
    19:32 Airport playground
    24:19 Manual experience
    31:46 Adrenaline
    40:01 Palestinian photojournalism
    44:12 Bosnia
    53:12 Palestine Hotel
    1:05:19 Libya
    1:15:50 Social media
    1:20:27 Motaz Azaiza
    1:23:52 “Christians of Lebanon”
    1:31:03 Q&A

    • 2 hr 9 min
    SOLANGE SAKR - Social Work Research Hub (Ep.22)

    SOLANGE SAKR - Social Work Research Hub (Ep.22)

    The final episode for the first season of Social Work Research Hub's miniseries, covering social work history and research in Lebanon along with intergenerational dialogue among social workers.

    Tonight's guest is Solange Sakr.

    - Holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Saint Joseph University (1965)
    - Started working in social security as a social worker in 1966.

    Hosted by social worker Aimee Ghanem - founder of Sworld.

    Audio version available on The Beirut Banyan podcast.

    We extend our thanks to CEREC (www.thecerec.org) for providing the studio. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the platform.

    Don't forget to like the video, subscribe to the channel, and hit the bell icon to receive updates on all our new developments and insights.

    سلسلة فيديوهات قصيرة تتضمن حوارات بين مختلف الأجيال من العمال الاجتماعيين، حول العمل الاجتماعي في لبنان.

    باستضافة ايمي غانم مؤسسة Sworld

    النسخة الصوتية متوفرة على بودكاست Podcast the Beirut Banyan

    ضيوف حلقة الليلة:

    صولانج صقر

    حائزة على إجازة في الخدمة الاجتماعية من جامعة القديس يوسف (1965)

    بدأت العمل في الضمان الاجتماعي كعاملة إجتماعية سنة 1966

    نتقدم بجزيل الشكر لـwww.thecerec.org CEREC لتقديم الاستوديو

    الآراء الواردة في هذا الفيديو هي آراء الأشخاص المشاركين ولا تعكس بالضرورة وجهات نظر المنصة. لا تنسى الإعجاب بالفيديو، والاشتراك في القناة، وتفعيل زر الجرس ليصلك كل جديد.

    Social Media links:

    •⁠ ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4epEgD086z2AnrEB2a70zg
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.instagram.com/p/C6OqvfoNzyG/
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095370669614
    •⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/SworldLB
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/sworld-edu/

    Website:

    -https://sworld-edu.com/

    • 45 min
    Western Double Standards & The Question of Criticism: Israel & Hamas

    Western Double Standards & The Question of Criticism: Israel & Hamas

    POINT COUNTERPOINT - a new miniseries for The Beirut Banyan podcast.

    An exchange on political affairs impacting Lebanon and the Middle East, from a unique vantage point in Beirut.

    Co-hosted by Bashshar Haydar (professor of philosophy at AUB) and Michael Young (senior editor at Carnegie’s Middle East Center and editor of Diwan) - Beirut-based analysts sharing their nuanced perspectives while honing in on particular disagreements.

    Moderated by Ronnie Chatah.

    Episode 1 hones in on two issues: (1) Western double standards vis-a-vis foreign policy and humanitarian intervention, and (2) the question of criticism during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

    Stay tuned for more episodes later this summer.

    The podcast is only made possible through listener and viewer donations.

    Please help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal:
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    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:
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    Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro
    1:05 (Part 1) Western double standards
    7:06 Liberal democracy
    13:14 Nationalism
    18:20 Intervention
    24:05 Public opinion
    30:33 Massacres & double standards
    38:18 (Part 2) Question of criticism & Hamas
    42:38 Justification vs political objectives
    48:48 Accountability
    52:28 Hamas calculations
    56:55 US engagement

    • 1 hr
    HYAM KAHI - Social Work Research Hub (Ep.20)

    HYAM KAHI - Social Work Research Hub (Ep.20)

    A miniseries covering social work in Lebanon, dialogues between different generations of social workers.

    Tonight's guest is Hyam Hahi.

    - Over 40 years of experience in social work, primarily in academia.
    - Holds a BA in social work from Saint Joseph University (1971) & MA in social work from Laval University in Quebec, Canada (1984).

    Hosted by social worker Aimee Ghanem - founder of Sworld.

    Audio version available on The Beirut Banyan podcast.

    We extend our thanks to CEREC (www.thecerec.org) for providing the studio. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the platform.

    Don't forget to like the video, subscribe to the channel, and hit the bell icon to receive updates on all our new developments and insights.

    سلسلة فيديوهات قصيرة تتضمن حوارات بين مختلف الأجيال من العمال الاجتماعيين، حول العمل الاجتماعي في لبنان.

    باستضافة ايمي غانم مؤسسة Sworld

    النسخة الصوتية متوفرة على بودكاست Podcast the Beirut Banyan

    ضيوف حلقة الليلة:

    هيام سماحة قاعي

    أكثر من 40 سنة خبرة في العمل الاجتماعي أبرزها في المجال الأكاديمي

    حائزة على إجازة في الخدمة الاجتماعية من جامعة القديس يوسف (1971)

    وعلى ماستر في الخدمة الاجتماعية من جامعة لافال في الكيبيك - كندا (1984)

    نتقدم بجزيل الشكر لـwww.thecerec.org CEREC لتقديم الاستوديو

    الآراء الواردة في هذا الفيديو هي آراء الأشخاص المشاركين ولا تعكس بالضرورة وجهات نظر المنصة. لا تنسى الإعجاب بالفيديو، والاشتراك في القناة، وتفعيل زر الجرس ليصلك كل جديد.

    Social Media links:

    •⁠ ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4epEgD086z2AnrEB2a70zg
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.instagram.com/p/C6OqvfoNzyG/
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095370669614
    •⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/SworldLB
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/sworld-edu/

    Website:

    -https://sworld-edu.com/

    • 59 min
    MOUSSA JADOUN - Social Work Research Hub (Ep.19)

    MOUSSA JADOUN - Social Work Research Hub (Ep.19)

    A miniseries covering social work in Lebanon, dialogues between different generations of social workers.

    Tonight's guest is Moussa Jadoun.

    - Twenty years of experience in social development (1964-1983)
    - First-rank social worker at the “Office du Developement Social” مصلحة الإنعاش الاجتماعي.
    - Former Director General of the National Employment Office (1993-2002) and Head of the Secretariat at the office (1983-1993).

    Hosted by social worker Aimee Ghanem - founder of Sworld.

    Audio version available on The Beirut Banyan podcast.

    We extend our thanks to CEREC (www.thecerec.org) for providing the studio. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the platform.

    Don't forget to like the video, subscribe to the channel, and hit the bell icon to receive updates on all our new developments and insights.

    سلسلة فيديوهات قصيرة تتضمن حوارات بين مختلف الأجيال من العمال الاجتماعيين، حول العمل الاجتماعي في لبنان.

    باستضافة ايمي غانم مؤسسة Sworld

    النسخة الصوتية متوفرة على بودكاست Podcast the Beirut Banyan

    ضيوف حلقة الليلة:

    موسی ندره جدعون

    20 سنة خبرة فی مجال التنمیة الاجتماعیة (1964-1983)

    عامل اجتماعي رتبة أولى في مصلحة الإنعاش الاجتماعي

    مدير عام المؤسسة الوطنية للاستخدام سابقاً (1993-2002) ورئيس مصلحة امانة السر في المؤسسة (1983-1993)

    نتقدم بجزيل الشكر لـwww.thecerec.org CEREC لتقديم الاستوديو

    الآراء الواردة في هذا الفيديو هي آراء الأشخاص المشاركين ولا تعكس بالضرورة وجهات نظر المنصة. لا تنسى الإعجاب بالفيديو، والاشتراك في القناة، وتفعيل زر الجرس ليصلك كل جديد.

    Social Media links:

    •⁠ ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4epEgD086z2AnrEB2a70zg
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.instagram.com/p/C6OqvfoNzyG/
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095370669614
    •⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/SworldLB
    •⁠ ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/sworld-edu/

    Website:

    -https://sworld-edu.com/

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Lebsea ,

Super informative, balanced and simple podcast about Lebanon’s history

I just listened to Charles Hayek, a great patriot who is telling the ancient facts and history about Beirut neighborhoods and it’s development through the last 3000 years. The host Rony is also very engaging, respectful, and inclusive! Highly recommended podcast.

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