Friday, December 30, 2011

OSU Program: "The Challenges of the Arab Spring Revolution in Egypt" - Jan 9th!

From OSU's Office of International Affairs:

Egypt and the Arab Spring Revolution
Monday, January 9, 2012
12-1:30 p.m. -- "The Political Economy of Egypt and the Arab Spring: International Support Packages"
Gouda Abdel-Khalek, Minister of Supply and Domestic Trade - Egypt

Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
To RSVP for this event, email Ann Powers at by Thursday, January 5, 2012.
5-7 p.m. -- "The Challenges of the Arab Spring Revolution in Egypt" 
Karima Korayem, Professor of Economics - Al-Azhar University, Egypt

With discussion by Gouda Abdel-Khalek, Minister of Supply and Domestic Trade - Egypt, and Hassan Aly, Professor of Economics

Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
(Located across 11th Avenue from Drinko Hall and above Panera Bread)
To RSVP for this event, please visit the Eventbrite registration page.

Featured Speakers
Gouda Abdel-Khalek is minister of supply and domestic trade in Egypt, and professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics, Cairo University. He served as minister of solidarity and social justice in the previous Egyptian administration, and was one of the country's major opposition leaders.
In addition to serving as advisor to various national organizations in Egypt, Abdel-Khalek has served as an international consultant for the United Nations (ECA, ESCWA, UNDP and UNU), the Population Council, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The World Bank. He holds a PhD from McMaster University (Canada), and his research interests include globalization and financial crises, macro policies for poverty reduction, economic reform, and industrialization policies.
Abdel-Khalek was also a Fulbright visiting research scholar at Johns Hopkins University, a visiting professor at UCLA and USC, and he has received numerous awards, including the State Prize for Achievement in Social Sciences (2004), Fulbright Visiting Research Scholarships (1988-89 and 2002-03), and the University Research Award (1985).
His publications include many articles, book chapters and books on various international economic subjects. Among his books on Egypt areThe Political Economy of Income Distribution in Egypt (Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1982), Stabilization and Adjustment Policies and Programmes: Egypt (WIDER, 1988), and Stabilization and Adjustment in Egypt: Reform or De-Industrialization (Edward Elgar, 2001).

Karima Korayem is professor of economics at the Faculty of Commerce (Girls), Al-Azhar University.
Korayem has served as a consultant to several organizations such as the UN, the World Bank, IDRC, and the League of Arab States. She has contributed to more than 60 international and national publications on development issues like poverty, income distribution, globalization, and economic policies.
Her books include Structural Adjustment, Stabilization Policies, and the Poor in Egypt (American University in Cairo Press), and Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Mediterranean (CROP Publications, with Maria Petmesidou).
She earned her PhD in economics at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Hassan Aly specializes in the economies of the Middle East.  He researches constructing and assessing economic indicators in the Middle East.  He studies financial markets, labor markets, costs and benefits of social policies, and models of decision making at the firm level. 
Among other courses, Aly teaches "Economics of the Middle East," "Economic Development," and "Economics of Labor" on the Columbus and Marion campuses of The Ohio State University.
More information about Aly can be found on his departmental web page.

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