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The Lebanon Ideas Forum kicks off a series of interviews with key stakeholders in Lebanon, including politicians, economists, and civil society leaders, with Samy Gemayel, President of the Kataeb Party, and recently re-elected Member of Parliament. MEP Director Merissa Khurma spoke with Samy about the challenging road ahead to devise and implement policies necessary to address chronic economic, fiscal, and political crises in Lebanon.

Joining this first episode is Nadim Haddad, founding member of the Diaspora Action Round Table (D.A.R.T.). Nadim shared his reaction to the May 2022 parliamentary elections and perspectives as a lifelong social, humanitarian, and economic activist.


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