A Conversation with
His Excellency Pierre Bouassi
Minister of Social Affairs,
The Republic of Lebanon


Introductory Remarks

Lara Alameh

President of the Board and CEO, Safadi Foundation USA



Aaron David Miller

Vice President for New Initiatives and Director of the Middle East Program,
Wilson Center


Lebanon is home to the highest number of refugees per capita, hosting approximately 1.5 million refugees in a country of only 6 million people. The country’s weak infrastructure, challenging economic conditions, and the growing radicalization of youth and refugees place a heavy burden on the Lebanese state. In addition, the rise of tensions between refugees and their host communities are affecting the country’s fragile sectarian balance and increasing insecurity in the region.


Please join us as Minister Bouassi addresses these and other issues.


The Middle East Program at the Wilson Center and Safadi Foundation USA present
this event as part of their jointly sponsored Lebanon Ideas Forum


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 am-11:15 am
5th floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center


Please RSVP here


Seating is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required for entry. The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building (Federal Triangle stop on Blue/Orange/Silver Line). Public parking is available underneath the Reagan Building; however we recommend metro or taxi. www.wilsoncenter.org/directions