Dr. Tarik Yousef

Chief Executive Officer - Silatech .

Tarik M. Yousef is the CEO of Silatech, a not-for-profit organization that aims to empower young people in the Arab world by connecting them to opportunities for employment, enterprise, and civil engagement. Prior to joining Silatech, he was the founding Dean of the Dubai School of Government. He joined the School from Georgetown University, where he held the positions of Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Foreign Service, and Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah Professor of Arab Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. An expert on the economies of the Arab world, he received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University with specialization in development economics and economic history. His current research interests include the study of youth inclusion, the political economy of policy reform, and development policies in oil-exporting countries. Dr. Yousef's policy experience includes working at the International Monetary Fund, the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank, and the Millennium Project at the United Nations. At present, he is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has contributed numerous articles and chapters, and co-edited several volumes including Generation in Waiting: The Unfulfilled Promise of Young People in the Middle East; (Brookings, 2009).

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
  • Note There is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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