Youth, Sports, Politics, and Society in Lebanon – Simon Abi Ramia

The GRE is only 3 days away! In the mean time, I want to feature this great post from one of my fellow travelers, Holly Jordan. She has shared this transcript of our meeting with Simon Abi Ramia, a member of the Lebanese Parliament. Enjoy!

Holly A. Jordan

On June 29, the LSF met with Simon Abi Ramia, President of Youth & Sports Committee of the parliament of Lebanon.  Our discussion was widespread, focusing on sports and youth (of course) but also on politics, religion, and society within Lebanon.  His insight touched upon many of the national and regional issues currently in play in Lebanon.

My 110+ wpm typing speed meant I was able to take transcript-level notes of this meeting, and with Abi Ramia’s kind permission, I am now able to share it with you.  I think this is a great insight into exactly what kinds of meetings we had.

If you would, could you please talk about the recent programs you’ve put forth, namely the Outdoor Lebanon and the National Youth Policy?

AR – There is a difference between the Ministry and the Youth Committee in Lebanon.  We have the government and under it we…

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