the beirut forum

critical security studies

in the arab region. 

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Working Group

View academic profiles of core, affiliate, and advisory members of the Beirut Forum.

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News and Publications

Find out about recent research, symposia, publications, and more on critical security in the Arab region. 

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Our podcasts feature discussions on critical security studies in the region by our core and affiliate faculty. 

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The manifesto is a collectively written document by core members outlining the aims of the project.

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acss summer institute.

The Beirut School of Critical Security Studies is coordinated by Professors Samer Abboud (Arcadia University) and Omar Dahi (Hampshire College). Its goal is to engage critically with existing academic and policy debates about ‘security’ and international relations of the Arab region while developing alternative approaches and understandings that focus on the concerns and experiences of scholars and societies within the region, and more broadly, the Global South.