February 22, 2000Lebanon and the Middle East Peace Process
This one day conference aimed to examine the implications for Lebanon of the current Middle East peace process in a variety of scenarios. The conference, which was conducted in an informal and interactive way, brought together a group of over 70 Lebanese current and former government officials, policy advisers, experts, academics, senior journalists and diplomats to discuss and debate the issues and policies concerned. LCPS also invited a group of distinguished experts from Europe, the United States and the region to give introductory presentations and to moderate debates between Lebanese participants. The conference addressed issues including the prospects and challenges of peace in the region, negotiation issues and their implications for Lebanon, the economic challenges of peace for Lebanon and the region, the future of Palestinian refugees, the Egyptian experience with peace and the role of the United States and Europe in making peace a reality.