"Freedom Before Expression": The Political Limits on Creative Practice in Lebanon



Noel Nasr, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon

Date and Time

February 1, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Encina Ground Floor Conference Room

In this roundtable discussion, Noel Nasr, Lebanese photographer and lecturer at Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, reflects on the different ways in which freedom of expression through art is limited in Lebanon, with a focus on the structural as well as informal ways in which freedom of "creation"--creative practice itself--is constrained by politics. Drawing on his own experiences in working on diverse artistic projects in Lebanon--illustrated by a vivid slide show of photographic work--Nasr shows how censorship is only one of a myriad ways through which politics subjugates freedom of expression in Lebanon.

This event is hosted by the Arab Studies Table at Stanford and co-sponsored by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL.


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