The Arab World: History, Politics, and Culture Lecture Series - Understanding Hizbullah

Lara Deeb, assistant professor of women's studies in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine, discusses Hizbullah in the third lecture of the Arab World Lecture Series. In her lecture, "Understanding Hizbullah," Lara Deeb presents an overview of the origins of Hizbullah and the group's development into a multi-faceted political party.ᅡᅠ She also discusses the social and cultural institutions and networks associated with the party and with its constituents in the southern suburb of Beirut and the party's appeal for many of Lebanon's Shi'i Muslims.

The series is co-sponsored by Rice University History Department, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Arab-American Educational Foundation Lecture Endowment.