University Showcase 11/22 Friday 8a: Professor Harry Van Buren was looking for a new adventure when he took a two-year leave from the Anderson School of Management to teach at American University of Beirut. He got more than he bargained for when massive protests broke out six weeks into his arrival.
On this episode, Van Buren talks about why the experience is proving not only fascinating, but also a catalyst for new research and teaching. The country's history of corruption and the protestors' push for real reform offers an excellent opportunity for studies on business ethics, the ways in which business interacts with government and society and the positive effects of entrepreneurship.
Lebanon Protestors Shut Down Parliament, Clash With Police - New York Times
Lebanon Protests Explained - Amnesty International