Panel Discussion Addresses Economic Development in the Age of Global Economic Crisis

Posted: November 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 9, 2009 at 6:18 pm

A panel discussion, “Economic Development in the Age of Global Economic Crisis,” featuring Mason faculty members in the Department of Public and International Affairs, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at noon in Mason Hall’s Edwin Meese III Conference Room on the Fairfax Campus.

The event includes free pizza and refreshments, and is open to the public.

Panelists are

  • Bassam Haddad, professor of political science in the Department of Public and International Affairs, on “Neoliberalism and State-Business Networks in Syria and the Middle East.”
  • Hazel Mcferson, associate professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs, on “Hyper-Corruption in Resource-Rich African Countries.”
  • Ming Wan, professor of government and politics in the Department of Public and International Affairs, on “The Chinese Development Model and the Great Recession.”
  • Darrene Hackler, associate professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs, will moderate.

The current global economic crisis has not subsided. We know a good deal about how it has affected the United States and Western Europe. But how has it affected economic development (or reform processes) elsewhere, if at all? This comparative panel addresses the state of economic development and change in the Middle East, Africa and China, in the context of the ongoing global economic crisis.

This discussion is sponsored by the Department of Public and International Affairs, Middle East  Studies, African and African American Studies, Islamic Studies and Global Interdisciplinary Programs.

For more information, see the mes.gmu.edu web site or e-mail mes@gmu.edu.

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