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05/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Beirut?s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie reports on this celebrated intellectual center, an apolitical institution in a highly politicized land.

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged. http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/04/th_lebanon_sigamuniv.jpg http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/04/th_lebanon_sigamuniv.jpg

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