School of Government, Luiss Guido Carli, 30/05/2023
30 May 2023, 16.00-17.30 CET
School of Government, Luiss Guido Carli, Viale Pola 12
The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of the Ukraine war have hit non-oil and gas exporting countries in MENA hard. Spikes in commodity prices, high inflation, currency devaluations, growing fiscal problems and contracting investment are having a strong impact on the economies of Tunisia and Egypt, while countries long affected by conflict and crises such as Syria and Lebanon are facing economic implosion.
This situation aggravates long-term social problems such as unemployment, inequalities, rising poverty and youth and marginal communities disenfranchisement.
Luigi Narbone, Director of the Mediterranean Platform, Luiss School of Government
Farah Al Shami, Senior Fellow, Leading ARI’s Social Protection Program, Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Tarek Megerisi, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
Steven Heydemann, Professor in Middle East Studies, Smith College
Robert Springborg, Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)