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Politics and the Egyptian Economy: Past, Present, and Future Prospects

Image Monday, March 29, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, CAC

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies will be presenting a prestigious panel discussion with world renowned scholars in the field of economics.

Karima Korayem: Market Economy and Politics in Egypt

Karima Korayem is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Commerce of Al-Azhar University (Cairo) and a consultant to several organizations such as the UN, the WB, IDRC, and the League of Arab States. She has more than 60 international and national publications on development issues like poverty, income distribution,globalization, and economic policies.

Gouda Abdel-khalek: Glasnost without Perestroika: Economy-Polity Interaction in Egypt

Gouda Abdel-Khalek is Professor of Economics at Cairo University, and founding member of Tagammoa' Party. He consulted various international organization, and published extensively on economic reform, debt sustainability, democracy and development, and financial crises.

Robert L. Tignor: Egypt's Private Sector in Historical Perspective: A Delicate and Endangered Plant

Robert L. Tignor is a Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Emeritus, from the Princeton history department where he has taught for 46 years and served as the chair person for 14 of those years. He has written extensively on Egypt, and his most recent publication will appear in September, 2010, under the title, Egypt: A Short History.  Like five other of his books, this volume will be published by Princeton University Press.  

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