Web Lecture: The Palestine Center presents “The Palestinian Economy: Recent Experience and Prospects in 2010” by Dr. Oussama Kanaan

Dr. Oussama Kanaan, IMF Chief of Mission and Resident Representative – West Bank and Gaza

Friday, 22 January 2010

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

The Palestine Center

While economic conditions have improved in the West Bank, the conditions in Gaza continue to worsen after months of siege, devastating attacks and incursions. Largely, economic conditions in the Occupied Territories are greatly controlled by outside powers – most directly the Israeli occupation – and the donor nations which contribute aid money. Economic growth, without independence, continues to be tied to a relaxation of restrictions and an influx of donor dollars. Join us for a discussion on the economic conditions in Palestine and their prospects for change in the coming year with Dr. Oussama Kanaan.

Dr. Oussama Kanaan is the IMF Chief of Mission and Resident Representative for the West Bank and Gaza. He has worked at the International Monetary Fund since 1993. He is the author of numerous publications which include articles in economics, particularly applied to countries in the Middle East (including the West Bank and Gaza) and the peace process. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

The lecture is available streaming on-line at live http://www.palestinecenterblog.org

For videos of previous Palestine Center events, visit: www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/Contents/contenttype_id/15/icids/722/order/date/direction/desc/pid/3584