"The Economics and Geopolitics of the Middle East", London

LIFE London

19:00 - 21:00 11 March 2019

Lansdowne Club

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Please join the LIFE London Committee for a discussion on

“The Economics and Geopolitics of the Middle East”

Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Alia Moubayed, MD, Jeffries International

On Monday 11th March 2019
7 to 9pm
The Lansdowne Club

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LIFE Members: free
Non-members: £50

About our speakers:
Emile Hokayem is the Senior Fellow for Middle East Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He specialises in political and conflict analysis, including the wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen; relations between Iran and its Arab neighbours; the rise of non-state actors, including jihadi groups and Hizbullah; national security and defence policy in the Arab states; and the interests and involvement of external actors in the Middle East.
Emile joined the IISS in 2010. Before that, he worked as the political editor and international affairs columnist at The National in Abu Dhabi and from 2004 to 2008 as the Research Fellow for the Middle East at The Stimson Center in Washington DC. He regularly provides analysis on Middle East affairs to governments, corporations and the media. His commentary has featured in the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Economist, Al-Hayat, Asharq Al-Awsat, Foreign Policy, Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the BBC, NPR and other outlets.

Alia Moubayed is Managing Director, covering economics and fixed income strategy for Emerging Europe Middle East and Africa at Jefferies International. She was the Director of the Geo-economics and Strategy Program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (2017- 18), after spending 9 years as MENA Chief Economist at Barclays (2008-2017). Before that, she worked as Senior economist at the World Bank (2002-2008) and held various advisory, research and policy responsibilities in Lebanon (1994-2002) including at the Banque du Liban, the Ministry of Economy and Trade, and the Council for Development and Reconstruction. Alia holds a BA in Economics, an MBA from the American University of Beirut, and a Master’s of Public Policy equivalent from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France.