MDLAB 2016 will host 43 faculty and student participants from 20 different universities from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Oman, UAE, Algeria, and Lebanon and 14 high school students from Jesus and Mary School and 5 school teachers from different Lebanese schools.

MDLAB 2016 is slated from 6-17 August, 2016. This year’s theme revolves around Media Literacy, Civic Activism, and Youth Radicalization. 11 experts in media and digital literacy will lead the main 12 lectures and six applied activity sessions: Henry Jenkins (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism), Sangita Shresthova (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism), Moses Shumow (Florida International University), Paul Mihailidis (Emerson College), Susan Moeller (Maryland University), Yasmine Dabbous (Lebanese American University), Khaled Nassar (Lebanese American University), Jad Melki (Lebanese American University), Sarah Mallat (Lebanese American University), Michael Oghia, and Monika Halkort (Lebanese American University).

Annie Tabakian, Sarah Mallat, Hussein Kassab, and Samer Beyhum will lead the Digital Squad. Diala Daoud, Chafic Najem, Samira Makki, Fatima Al Ahmad, Mizyed Azrai, Omar Hamdeh, Nora Sakabedoian, Nay El Helou, Rahaf Jammal, Issa Khanji, Khaled Abi Jomana, and Dana Mroueh will assist the chairperson Dr. Jad Melki and the director Ms. Lubna Maaliki.

Full Program — coming soon!

Location: Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut campus.