Baker Institute Founding Director Edward P. Djerejian gave an address Nov. 8, 2007, at the Dubai School of Government for the conference, "The Middle East: Between Economic Progress and Conflict." It was the Dubai School of Government"s first academic conference on the Middle East"s economic and political transformation in cooperation with Harvard University"s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The conference offered participants an opportunity to discuss the dramatic economic transformations in the Middle East. Other topics of discussion included the prospects of economic development and reform, current regional conflicts and the changing balance of power in the Middle East. The event took place within the context of the Dubai Initiative, an unprecedented collaboration between the two schools to share scholars and foster academic discussions about the Middle East.

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Courtesy of the Dubai School of Government.