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20210507 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of meeting


Bloc’s Name: Foreign Policies Bloc


Coordinator’s Name: Makram Zeenny


Date: 07/05/2021



Attendees: Najwa Baroodi, Ghinwa AL Mais, Veronique Khabbaz, Walid Chahine, Elie Ghanem, Makram Zeenny


Distribution: All attendees and absentees


Summary of Meeting Minutes:

  • Theme discussed: Importance of Cyberspace in geopolitics
  • Reviewing booklet cover and title and discussing Chapter 1 (Syria)


Decisions and To Do Lists with Time frame:

  • The attendees convened that the title of the book will be: “An innovative Foreign Policy for Lebanon”.
  • The slogan and motto of the book were retained
  • The Introduction was retained as well with minor corrections
  • Chapter 1 – Syria: Being the first country that the bloc is preparing the attendees convened that the final format should be the template for the countries to will be tackled later. A suggestion was made to merge the History, background assessment and recommendation parts and Walid Chahine volunteered to suggest another version more simplified and this for the benefit of the reader.
  • The members should focus on adding more out-of-the box ideas with regards to the recommendations
  • Photos should be added in the book after having finished from the body copy.


Next meeting agenda

  • A quick presentation on power point will be done by MZ tackling the “importance of maps in geopolitics” topic
  • Review new suggestions proposed by Walid Chahine and final choosing of the best format


NEXT MEETING: Thursday May 13, 2021 at 19:00 (Same Zoom Link)