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Sudan after the Secession of the South: Missing Petrodollars and the Quest for an "Agricultural Renaissance," Eckart Woertz

Speaker: Eckart Woertz, Visiting Research Associate
The Transregional Institute, Princeton Environmental Institute -- Lunch will be provided.  Please rsvp to by March 9. -- Eckart Woertz is a visiting fellow at Princeton University. Formerly he was Director of Economic Studies at the Gulf Research Center (GRC) in Dubai/ UAE and held senior positions in financial services companies in Germany and the UAE. He has consulted international and regional organizations such as UNCTAD, the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce, and Industry and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning. As contributor and commentator to international and regional media outlets like the Financial Times, The National, and Al Arabiya he has accompanied the rapid economic development on the Arabian Peninsula. His recent publications include “Oil, the Dollar, and the Stability of the International Financial System,” (Handbook of Oil Politics, Routledge 2012), “Arab Food, Water, and the Big Landgrab that Wasn’t,” (The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Fall/ Winter 2011), and the edited volume GCC Financial Markets (Dubai: GRC, 2011). His forthcoming book Oil for Food will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in Economics from Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he conducted research about structural adjustment politics in Egypt.

Location: Jones Hall, Room 102

Date/Time: 03/14/12 at 12:00 pm - 03/14/12 at 1:30 pm

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Department: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)