Egypt’s Economy: Assessing the Challenges Ahead

Middle East Institute

Date February 26, 2014, 1:30 pm

Location SEIU Conference Center

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DCSee Map

On behalf of Middle East Institute

Three years after Egypt’s January 25 revolution, triggered in part by a demand for greater economic opportunity, Egypt’s economy remains fragile, with slowing GDP growth, declining foreign investment, and youth unemployment at levels that threaten ongoing social unrest. With presidential elections expected this spring, The Middle East Institute will host a discussion about the economic challenges and opportunities faced by Egypt’s future leadership and what more the international community can do to help encourage growth.

Speakers:

Steve Lutes
Director of Middle East Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Shantayanan Devarajan
Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank

Ahmed Ghoneim
Professor of Economics, Cairo University

Zubair Iqbal
Adjunct Scholar, The Middle East Institute

Paul Salem (Moderator)
Vice President for Policy and Research, The Middle East Institute

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