On March 17, 2017, the lecture “Assyrians: Cradle of Civilization between Present Injustices and Future Challenges” was given by Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana at Balamand University in Ashrafieh, Beirut. The lecture was organized by the Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC) in collaboration with the Assyrian Church of the East, and was supported by the French Embassy in Lebanon. It focused on Assyrian history across time and was held to raise public awareness on the matter in Lebanon.