Category: OIB Research

Here we present research at the OIB, including introducing our research clusters and cluster projects, research projects of our doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and institute publications.

Reckoning with God

Joud Alkorani By some recollections, the Arab Spring was characterized by God’s presence. “God is with us,” chanted some as they protested in the streets. “God is great,” proclaimed others as blood was shed....

The Neoliberal Republic

Interview with Pierre France What question can the reader of your book answer after reading it?There are two questions. One could be framed as a response to a classic debate in comparative political science...

Trust in Divided Societies

State, Institutions and Governance in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine Abdelhadi Alijla Why do certain divided societies lack trust between their members more than others? Why are divided societies more prone to the collapse of...

Bell Hunting in Lebanon

Alex Rodriguez Suarez The project I am undertaking at the Orient-Institut Beirut focuses on bell ringing on Mount Lebanon throughout the centuries; two keywords to define it are religious soundscape and material culture. The...

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