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