On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted a roundtable with H.E. Dr. Salam Fayyad, former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Palestine.
One of Time Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World,” H.E. Dr. Fayyad has been one of the leading proponents of Palestinian statehood and “Fayyadism,” the vision of a prosperous Palestine based on sound institutions and rule of law. A renowned statesmen and economist, H.E. Dr. Fayyad spoke on “The Future of Nation-building in Palestine.”
Date/Time: Friday, May 30, 2014 / 3:00pm–5:00pm
Venue: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Salam Fayyad is the former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Palestine. A world-renowned statesman, Minister Fayyad served as the Prime Minister of Palestine from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure, he was instrumental in laying the foundations for a modern Palestinian state based on strong economic growth, political stability and the rule of law in what has come to be known as “Fayyadism.” A renowned moderate, he founded a new political party, the “Third Way” bloc, to contest the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections. A distinguished economist by training, Minister Fayyad also served as Finance Minister from 2002 to 2005, served as the regional manager of the Arab Bank and was the Palestinian representative to the International Monetary Fund from 1996 to 2001. Widely respected in the Arab world and in the West, Minister Fayyad has been one of Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential People to Shape the World.” He received his B.S. in chemistry from the American University in Beirut, M.B.A. from St. Edward’s University, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.