It’s Now or Never: Lebanon Policy Conference Key Takeaways

Over the course of two weeks in May and June, the Middle East Institute hosted its inaugural Lebanon policy conference in collaboration with the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL) and LIFE.

This series of events brought together leading diplomats, policymakers, economists, development practitioners, and think tank professionals from the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Lebanon to discuss the urgency and viable paths forward for the country’s political, financial, and humanitarian crises.

Both the conference and this booklet come at a time when decisions made in the weeks and months ahead by Lebanese stakeholders and the international community will fundamentally influence the country’s trajectory for years to come.

The booklet summarizes the main insights, takeaways, and policy recommendations that conference participants put forward over the course of nine panels and keynote conversations.

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