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MTP 4: Providing Context on Lebanon with Dr. Kristen Urban (Emergency Episode)

August 08, 2020 Julie Varner Walsh Episode 4
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MTP 4: Providing Context on Lebanon with Dr. Kristen Urban (Emergency Episode)
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MTP 4: Providing Context on Lebanon with Dr. Kristen Urban (Emergency Episode)
Aug 08, 2020 Episode 4
Julie Varner Walsh

In this “emergency” episode, Julie Walsh seeks to provide context on Lebanon for those who are tracking developments related to the August 4th explosion in Beirut, but who don’t know much about the country where it took place.

She talks with Dr. J. Kristen Urban, Professor Emerita from Mount St. Mary’s University. Dr. Urban, who has taught a variety of courses related to international politics, has spent time in Israel/Palestine, Russia, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. In 2003/04, she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Bahrain.

To learn the basics about the explosion itself, check out the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnSr820S2Mk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpY9qUbPXbM

To learn more about how the explosion impacts Lebanon's already-present crises:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53698564

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/07/899776352/beiruts-explosion-looks-like-an-accident-and-a-sign-of-the-country-s-collapse

And to help the people of Lebanon, please donate to a reputable charitable institution with a presence in the country, such as:

The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) https://cnewa.org/campaigns/lebanoncrisis/

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) https://www.icrc.org/en/document/beirut-emergency-medical-supplies-delivered-12-hospitals-blood-donations-sought

 

Visit www.thesewallsblog.com/morethanpolitics to learn more about this podcast.

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Show Notes

In this “emergency” episode, Julie Walsh seeks to provide context on Lebanon for those who are tracking developments related to the August 4th explosion in Beirut, but who don’t know much about the country where it took place.

She talks with Dr. J. Kristen Urban, Professor Emerita from Mount St. Mary’s University. Dr. Urban, who has taught a variety of courses related to international politics, has spent time in Israel/Palestine, Russia, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. In 2003/04, she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Bahrain.

To learn the basics about the explosion itself, check out the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnSr820S2Mk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpY9qUbPXbM

To learn more about how the explosion impacts Lebanon's already-present crises:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53698564

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/07/899776352/beiruts-explosion-looks-like-an-accident-and-a-sign-of-the-country-s-collapse

And to help the people of Lebanon, please donate to a reputable charitable institution with a presence in the country, such as:

The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) https://cnewa.org/campaigns/lebanoncrisis/

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) https://www.icrc.org/en/document/beirut-emergency-medical-supplies-delivered-12-hospitals-blood-donations-sought

 

Visit www.thesewallsblog.com/morethanpolitics to learn more about this podcast.

Theme music is by purple-planet.com