Why are so Many Middle Eastern University Graduates Unemployed?
Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East and is director of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Habibi’s research projects include an analysis of the excess supply of university graduates in Middle Eastern countries, impact of economic sanctions on Iranian economy, and the impact of Arab Spring uprisings on economic conditions of the affected countries. The author of one book on bureaucratic corruption and several articles in refereed journals, he recently published a work of fiction about Middle East geopolitics titled Three Stories One Middle East. Habibi received an MS in systems engineering and PhD in economics from Michigan State University.
WHEN Monday | 3 Oct, 3:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Assessing the social, economic, and political roots of unemployment among university graduates in the Middle East and looking at the overpopulation of university graduates in Egypt, Iran, and Turkey, large portions of university graduating classes throughout the region are unable to find suitable employment in their fields. This leads to growing dissatisfaction and contributes to long-term social and economic unrest in the region.