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Reply To: Which of the conflicts featured in the “100 Years of Conflict” lecture did you find to be the most interesting and why?

Evan Crain

I have a master’s degree from a French school, and always found the continued French relationship to former colonies particularly interesting. Many of my cohort was from Lebanon, and almost exclusively – at least, the ones I met – Catholic. I did consulting at the time, connecting with Lebanese colleagues I had met in France while they were visiting home in Lebanon around the time of the fertilizer explosion in Beirut and the massive inflation and riots. From these conversations, I gleaned that Lebanon struggles today, but this course added in considerable context of a century of struggles.