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Revisiting Marshall: Private Sector Development in the Middle East

The Stimson Center and the George C. Marshall Foundation have collaborated since the spring of 2011 to explore the repercussions of the Arab Spring for regional security, as well as the potential to transform state-society relations in key Arab states.  We were eager to see if the Marshall Plan, so critical for the post-World War II transformation of Europe, resonated among Arab leaders and thinkers, and might have useful application for the transitions in the Arab world. 

Watch the event below or here.

WHAT: The release of a new report and presentation on the big ideas from the Marshall Plan that are relevant for the Middle East today.  Amidst the turmoil and violence in the region, there is still a place for discussion of the more conventional policy challenges of expanding economic opportunity as a part of political reform and change.


Welcoming remarks:
Rob Havers, President, The George C. Marshall Foundation

Moderated and presented by:
Ellen Laipson, President & CEO, Stimson Center

Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Regional Director for Africa and MENA, Center for International Private Enterprise
Perry Cammack, Member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, Office of the Secretary of State
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