S2/E4 Activist-Scholarship in Lebanon (Carmen Geha & Srila Roy)
The Surviving Society team are extremely excited to present #TheSpotlightSeries. In these episodes Chantelle and Tissot take a step back from the mic and handover to both local and global academics, researchers, and community organizers. The Spotlight series continues with the themes from the original Surviving Society podcast focused on race, class, anti- racism and social movements.Guest hosts:Carmen Geha is an Associate Professor of Public Administration, Leadership, and Organizational Development at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She is also a co-founder and Research Associate at the Center for Inclusive Business & Leadership (CIBL) for women, a regional reference for readying gender-inclusive employers across the Arab MENA region. At CIBL for Women, Dr. Geha oversees research team of 40 across 11 countries in the MENA on developing inclusive policies at the organizational and national levels. Carmen is also co-founder and Deputy Director of Khaddit Beirut (the shake-up) a transdisciplinary team born in the wake of the Beirut port explosion to create a systematic and community-led roadmap for recovery in the areas of: community health, community education, environmental health, and inclusive businesses. Between 2018 and 2020, she served as Founding Director of “Education for Leadership in Crisis” Scholarship Program for Afghan women at AUB securing and managing $4.6 in tuition funding for students. Carmen’s research examines the nexus between politics and public institutions with a focus on three areas of specialization: 1- women’s political and economic participation, 2- refugee crisis politics and policies, and 3- civil society and protest movements. Carmen has held Vising Research positions at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. She is the 2018-2019 Fellow in the Program in Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.Carmen is a revolutionary activist and an advocate of gender equity and refugee protection. In addition to her academic track, she has several years of practitioner experience having worked as a consultant and adviser to international organizations, UN agencies, and government institutions in Myanmar, Tunisia, Libya, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Lebanon.Srila Roy:Srila Roy is Associate Professor of Sociology, and heads Development Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is the author of Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence and Subjectivity in India’s Naxalbari Movement (Oxford, 2012), editor of New South Asian Feminisms (Zed, 2012) and co-editor of New Subaltern Politics (Oxford 2015). She is currently writing a monograph on feminist and queer politics in globalised India and co-editing a volume of essays on MeToo in India and South Africa. At Wits, she leads the Andrew W. Mellon funded Governing Intimacies project, which promotes new scholarship on gender and sexuality in Southern Africa and India.
Ep.197 (Video): Pushing through the Moment with Carmen Geha
The Beirut Banyan
0:00 Intro1:30 Catching up with Carmen7:42 Day to Day Life in Beirut19:20 Cancer23:39 Neoliberal Capitalism25:23 Structural Racism29:20 Politics of Fear33:47 Day by Day Mode40:26 IMF Negotiations47:36 Confessional Power Sharing59:28 Lecturing in time of CovidWe're back with Carmen Geha for Episode 197 of The Beirut Banyan.We discuss her recent 'The New Arab' pieces tackling the Lebanese government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and wider issues that link the pandemic to rampant corruption and the ongoing economic crisis.Carmen reflects on her personal 'politics of hope' and overcoming political fear. We talk about a potential silver lining in failed IMF negotiations and how issues of structural racism tie in to a dysfunctional state's inability to implement laws that protect vulnerable groups including domestic workers.Carmen Geha is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the American University of Beirut.The pieces referred to in this episode are accessible below:Corruption, not coronavirus, is ravaging Lebanon:https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/4/30/corruption-not-coronavirus-is-ravaging-lebanonBeirut under quarantine: Why decades of unshackled neoliberalism left Lebanon in extreme danger from coronavirus:Beirut under quarantine: Why decades of unshackled neoliberalism left Lebanon in extreme danger from coronavirushttps://medium.com/@levantophile/on-the-arab-identity-and-its-discontents-a-personal-reflection-and-a-survey-of-christian-163ed3bafd72Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal:https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirutOr donating through our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanWatch these episodes via our YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/c/thebeirutbanyanSubscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:@thebeirutbanyanAnd check out our website:www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.
On this episode of SEPADPod Simon speaks with Carmen Geha, Assistant Professor in Public Administration at the American University Beirut. Carmen is the author of a number of articles around civil society, power sharing and resistance, and the 2016 book Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya: Transition and Constriant. On this episode Simon and Carmen talk about the influence of activism on scholarship, civil society, facilitating change from within or revolutionary change, the YOUSTINK protests, gender, and the importance of agency.
Episode 4 - Power Sharing and Protests in Lebanon with Dr. Carmen Geha
Middle East Law and Governance
In this episode, we talk with AUB's Dr. Carmen Geha about the resilience of the power sharing system in Lebanon and the effects of the current protests on that system. Dr. Geha wrote an article about the resilience of the power sharing system for MELG, which can be accessed here: https://brill.com/view/journals/melg/11/1/article-p65_65.xml
EPISODE 112: Revolutionary Momentum with Carmen Geha
The Beirut Banyan
We're joined by Carmen Geha for Episode 112 of The Beirut Banyan, and we discuss the ongoing momentum behind the October 17 revolt and the 'triangle of weapons, banks and religious courts' protestors are up against.Carmen is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the American University of Beirut. She is a regular contributor to The New Arab.Click on the following link to read her recent The New Arab article referenced in this episode:https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/1/31/the-lebanese-revolution-is-totally-winning-and-heres-whyIf you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal:https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirutOr donating through our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.