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The Political and Economic Challenges Facing the Middle East

May 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The complicated world we live in is illuminated a bit more every week at the North County Chapter’s Thursday Morning Forum in Rancho Bernardo. Forums begin at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee social and registration, followed at 10 a.m. with a one-hour program and one hour of polite, but freewheeling, Q&A.

Unless otherwise indicated, North County Chapter Thursday Morning Forums are held at The Remington Club, Phase II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Free parking is available at the adjacent shopping center.

May 11, 2017: “The Political and Economic Challenges Facing the Middle East.” Hisham Foad (Ph.D.), Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at San Diego State University, will discuss misunderstandings and opportunities that can arise out of challenges facing the Middle East, not only for the region but for the United States. He will address the challenges that have both local and global implications, including a massive youth bulge, low employment, authoritarian regimes,  events after the Arab Spring, and recent trends in energy prices and foreign aid suggesting that authoritarian regimes may have to turn to new means to retain power. Member reservations for a round table lunch following the presentation may be made by contacting Phyllis Murchland at pmurchland@san.rr.com

9:30 a.m. Coffee Social

10:00 a.m. Free Program

11:10 a.m. Question & Answer


May 11, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Remington Club II
16916 Hierba Drive
San Diego, CA 92128 United States
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(858) 673-6340