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Renard Lecture: Economic Development in the Muslim Middle East: Will It Happen?November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
November 6, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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$5
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Renard Lecture: Economic Development in the Muslim Middle East: Will It Happen?

 

Given the severe economic and political problems facing countries in the Middle East and North Africa – and their risks for global peace and security – economic development is urgent. The “Arab Spring” raised expectations that were soon dashed, owing to civil conflicts, bad economic management, and political repression. With growth weak, youth unemployment high, and budgets stretched, oil-importing countries urgently need policies that spur growth and create jobs, while oil exporting countries need to diversify their economies away from dependence on oil. What are the chances for the Saudi diversification goals, Egyptian economic growth, and job creation for the large population of unemployed and disaffected youth? More important, what are the prospects for political stability, an essential ingredient for economic advancement?

David M. Cheney, of Dobbs Ferry, is an international economic consultant and writer, with clients including international economic and financial organizations, central banks, commercial banks, and economic development institutions. He is also Assistant Adjunct Professor of Global Affairs at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and hosts the Manhattan JCC’s weekly foreign affairs discussion group. David spent much of his professional career at the International Monetary Fund, from which he retired as division chief in 2005.

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