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Conversation pairs former Palestinian prime minister with KU economics professor

Monday, February 25, 2019

LAWRENCE — Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian prime minister, will join a conversation with William Barnett, University of Kansas Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Their conversation will explore Fayyad’s transition from academic pursuits in economics to policy formulation and implementation, then back again to academic circles.

Fayyad, who studied under Barnett at the University of Texas, Austin, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013. Fayyad is a faculty member at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The event is organized by the Department of Economics. Admission is free, and drinks and appetizers will be served from 3-3:30 p.m.