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Jad Chaaban – Youth & Development in the Arab Region: A Discussion of the New Arab Human Development Report 2016

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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Dr. Jad Chaaban, associate professor of Economics at the American University of Beirut, will introduce the 2016 Arab Human Development Report. Organized by Georgina Manok, Program Manager, Research and Assessment at Brown University. 

Dr. Jad Chaaban is a Lebanese Economist and Social Activist. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the American University of Beirut (AUB). His research and advocacy work focuses mostly on using evidence-based economic analysis to enhance the wellbeing of the most vulnerable groups in society. In 2014-2015 he served as the Lead Author of the United Nations Development Programme’s Arab Human Development Report 2016, a flagship publication authored by leading scholars and policymakers working on Arab countries. www.jadchaaban.com

The Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016 examines challenges and opportunities facing youth in the region, especially since the transformative changes that had swept across many Arab countries in 2011. The report provides an evidence-based overview on youth in the region. It also seeks to stimulate a broad debate between key stakeholders and the youth themselves on the future of development in the Arab States region and best means of involving youth in shaping that future.

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