USA – TAYP Economic Development Panel @George Washington University


Starts: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, March 16, 2015

Place: The Elliott School of International Affairs’ Lindner Family Commons 5th Floor at The George Washington University. 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052

On March 16, the Tunisian American Young Professionals, the American Tunisian Association, and The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs will host key stakeholders and experts to discuss the main economic challenges facing Tunisia and the need for systematic reforms in both the short and long-term. More than four years after the revolution, Tunisia faces critical issues, including the growing divide between the formal and informal economic sectors, slow rates of investment in entrepreneurial activities, and the lack of job opportunities for young people throughout the country.

Investment, Entrepreneurship, and Development in Tunisia: Critical Next Steps to Keep the Transition on Track will touch on these issues and more, and provide unique perspectives on innovative solutions to tackle these challenges in the years ahead. The event will feature the following speakers and will be moderated by Dr. William Lawrence, a member of the Elliott School faculty and President of the American Tunisian Association:

  • Mohamed Malouche, Chairman of the Board of the Tunisian American Young Professionals
  • Bowman Cutter, Chairman of the Board of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund
  • Matthew Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at the Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Masood Ahmed (invited), Director of the Middle East and Central Asia at Department at the IMF

Please register by following this link