Nader Kabbani

Director Policy, Knowledge, and Research - Silatech .

Nader Kabbani is Director of Research and Policy at 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, Kabbani was the founding Director of the Syrian Development Research Centre at the Syria Trust for Development, a non-profit NGO based in Damascus. He has also served as a faculty member with the Department Economics at the American University of Beirut and as an Economist with the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kabbani obtained a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1992. He was selected as a California State Senate Fellow and worked with the State Senate Office of Research between 1992 and 1994. Kabbani went on to complete a Ph.D. in Economics at the Johns Hopkins University in 2001. Kabbani currently serves a Non-Resident Scholar with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and is an elected member of the Board of the NGO Platform in Syria. Kabbani has published articles in numerous journals, including Teachers College Record and Journal of Human Resources and has contributed articles to a number of edited volumes.

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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.

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