Lebanese American Council for Democracy
The Lebanese American Council for Democracy (LACD) is powered by those in the Lebanese-American community who are dedicated to restoring Lebanon’s democracy, stability, integrity, and sovereignty. We strive to build awareness of Lebanon within the American government, media, and culture. The LACD is dedicated to providing policy makers, diplomats, and journalists with facts, scholarly research, and commentaries on issues relating to Lebanon and the Middle East. Fundamental to the LACD’s activity is the indisputable notion that the Lebanese and American people share the same patriotic values; namely, cherishment of democracy, liberty, tolerance, coexistence, peace, and human rights, and therefore, the Lebanese and American people are natural partners.
The LACD strives to impact formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, on the basis of safeguarding Lebanon as a strategic ally. The LACD believes that Lebanon is a vital element in overcoming terrorism and democratizing the Middle East, and that the U.S. should highlight Lebanon’s role in the Middle East as a paradigm for a free, progressive, and stable Middle Eastern democracy. In this way, the LACD seeks to, positively influence relations between Lebanon and the United States, solidify the bond between their respective peoples, and strengthen the long-term security of both countries.
The mission of the Lebanese American Council for Democracy (LACD) is to collaborate with the United States in order to bring greater stability and security to Lebanon, the Middle East, and America by promoting and enforcing the principles of liberal democracy, free markets, peace, and the rule of law, as well as the unconditional respect for human rights.