• Social Issues
    Jan 11, 2024

    Enhancing Understanding and Capacity of CSOs in Lebanon to Counter Misinformation

    • Fadi Nicholas Nassar, Christelle Barakat
    Enhancing Understanding and Capacity of CSOs  in Lebanon to Counter  Misinformation
    Photo Credit: Triumphant Mercy
    Drawing on data from a nationwide survey of public sentiment and in-depth interviews with key informants representing CSOs, this study aims to uncover a nuanced understanding of the complex web of crises currently confronting Lebanon. In addition, it endeavors to formulate empirically grounded policy recommendations to empower CSOs to rebuild public trust, strengthen accountability, respond effectively to the emergent needs stemming from Lebanon's concurrent crises, and mitigate the continued erosion of confidence in public institutions.
    Fadi Nicholas Nassar is a research fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). His research focuses on international humanitarian and relief interventions in fragile and conflict settings, popular uprisings and social movements, and Lebanese and Middle Eastern politics. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Fadi holds a PhD from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, he also received a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.
    Christelle Barakat is a researcher at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. She is a recent Lebanese Fulbright Foreign Student program graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, holding an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies with a concentration on International Peace Development. She completed her BA in Political Science and International Affairs with high distinction from the Lebanese American University. Her areas of interest include conflict analysis and resolution, disarmament, globalization, migration and refugee studies, and women and gender studies.
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