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The Middle East in Turmoil: A Political Economy Analysis will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Road, Mettawa. The speaker is Khairy Tourk, a professor of Economics at Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his undergraduate degree from Alexandria University, Egypt and his PhD. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a consultant to the World Bank, IMF and Bank Negara in Malaysia. A longtime observer of the world from within, his present focus is economic modernization in Egypt and the political economies of East Asia. Professor Tourk is a member of the Center for East Asian Studies and the Economic Policy and Public Finance group at the University of Chicago. Admission in $15. Visit for tickets.

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