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About Lebanese American Information Centers

Lebanese American Information Centers Lebanese American Information Centers The Lebanese seem to have inherited the traveling spirit of their Phoenician ancestors. More than 80% of the Lebanese (up to the last 5 generations) live outside Lebanon around the globe. Many Lebanese had successful achievements and became prominent figures in the countries they ended in. In Business there is Nicholas Hayek or "Mr. Swatch” was credited with revamping the Swiss watch-making industry in the 1980s and Carlos Ghosn the President of Nissan Motor Company. Wajdi Mouawad is one of Canada's most prominent young writers. In fashion, Elie Saab is most famous for designing the dress Halle Berry wore when she won the best actress Oscar in 2002. Brian Peter Medawar is the Lebanese-Brazilian who won the Nobel Laureate in Medicine in 1960 for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance. In Politics and Public affairs there is Ellias Serrano the Former President of Guatemala and Bucaram the Former Ecuador President. Around 20% of the Brazilian parliament are of Lebanese descent. Many other presidents, primers, governors, ministers and PM’s around the world are/were from Lebanese origin. (Click for full list)
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