Notre Dame University



Visit of Mr. Jean-Pierre Katrib from “Now Lebanon”

Friday September 19th September 2008
Reported by Basma Abdul Khalek, LERC Research Assistant

At the request of Now Lebanon website’s team, a visit was scheduled to the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC) at Notre Dame University, Louaizé, on September 19, 2008.

The team of Now Lebanon was represented by Mr. Jean-Pierre Katrib, who met with LERC Director Ms. Guita Hourani. The visit was an opportunity for Mr. Katrib to learn more about LERC’s on-going project, namely the preparation of a publication on absentee voting, which is in the process of being prepared by NDU Professor and LERC Adjunct Research Associate Dr. Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous.;'

Ms. Hourani discussed with Mr. Katrib the latest results of the survey that had been set up by LERC in order to examine the positions of the various large Lebanese diasporas on the subject of absentee voting.

Ms. Hourani posing with Mr. Katrib (September 2008)

The meeting also discussed future cooperation and mutual agreement between LERC and Now Lebanon so as to further enlighten both resident and non-resident Lebanese citizens about their political rights.

In the course of the visit, Mr. Katrib was introduced to LERC’s Archives and Library and was shown LERC’s collections on Lebanon and particularly on Lebanese migration.