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Lebanon: A Critical Nation in Crisis

  • 04/13/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Capital City Club
  • 30


Lebanon: A Critical Nation in Crisis

Will Lebanon set the Middle East ablaze? Since the mid-1940s, Lebanon, geo strategically located between Syria and Israel, has a history of alternating sectarian violence and prosperity. Its geography favors commercial and financial success, with a people weaned on trade and finance. Nevertheless, Syria’s historical goal to dominate Lebanon, Iranian efforts to use Lebanon as a base to threaten Israel’s existence, continued sectarian conflict, and Hizballah’s continued moves to prevent government reform are contributing to an impending collapse. With a hapless UN peacekeeping contingent in Lebanon and Russian and American forces in nearby Syria, Lebanon’s collapse could ignite the region in open warfare.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Capital City Club

7 John Portman Boulevard

Atlanta, GA 30303

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please do so not later than 48 hours before the event. ACIR is charged for your meal, so no refund can be provided.

About Angela Khoury

Angela Khoury was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. The civil war in Lebanon did not stop her pursuit of an Engineering Degree, graduating from l’Ecole Superieure des Ingenieurs de Beyrouth, in 1990.

Her professional career began in France in 1991, joining a start-up company in fintech. In 1992, she moved to the United States with her late husband, Dr. Hanna Khoury. She continued her association with the French-based company, Murex, contributing to its growth from a start-up to an international company with over 2000 employees.

While engaged in raising a family with three children, and her professional responsibilities, she remained active with her church and non-profits such as the Alif Institute, an Arab American Cultural Center in Atlanta, and later became its Executive Director. In 2018, She joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) as the Associate Director of Development, focusing on fundraising to support education and healthcare in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East.

Over 30 years, Khoury has frequently traveled on an annual basis to Lebanon, maintaining close ties with friends/family, business executives, the American University of Beirut, and members of the Lebanese government.