International Economic Outlook | Afshin Molavi | Nov 16

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An International Economic Outlook

Afshin Molavi

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins University, SAIS and Co-Director, emerge85 Lab

Friday, November 16, 2018

10:00 a.m. — Program

Belmont University, Massey Boardroom, Barbara Massey Hall

About Afshin Molavi

Afshin Molavi stands at the intersection of the most vital issues shaping the future of our world today: the rise of emerging markets, Middle East political and economic turmoil, and U.S. foreign, security and economic policy. From the halls of governments to corporate boardrooms and mainstream media, Molavi’s distinguished global outlook helps business leaders of all kinds assess how key issues impacting our world will affect one’s organization and industry.
Afshin Molavi is a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, where he writes broadly on emerging markets, particularly on themes related to ‘The New Silk Road,’ South-South trade, global hub cities, new emerging market multinationals, global aviation, the geopolitics of energy, and the intersection of Middle East states and the global economy. Molavi was also a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank, and a former director of the World Economic Roundtable, an ambitious effort to re-map the global economy in the wake of the Great Recession. He is also the founder and editor of the New Silk Road Monitor, a site that examines the markets, societies, cultures and politics of countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and beyond (from Bollywood to Bond Markets).
A former journalist with postings in Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Tehran, his dispatches from the Middle East and essays have been published in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Businessweek, The Journal of Commerce, National Geographic, and dozens of academic and specialty publications. He is also a contributing writer to the Washington Post Global Opinions section and, most recently, to Newsweek Japan. He is a regular speaker at investment conferences, universities, think tanks, and the media, and has also served as an analyst at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector development arm of the World Bank, and is co-founder of emerge85 Lab, an initiative dedicated to exploring change in the emerging world and its global impact.

Directions & Parking
Massey Boardroom
Located on the fourth floor of the Massey Business Center on the northern front of campus off Wedgewood Avenue,

Barbara Massey Hall is located just off of Wedgewood Avenue on the northern front of campus, between Freeman Hall and the Massey Business Center. There is free, lighted parking in the North Garage located underneath the Inman and McWhorter buildings, adjacent to the Massey Business Center. Entrances are located off of Wedgewood Avenue via the alley entrance and 15th Avenue, through both roundabouts. For more details on parking, please click here.

Tip: From the Inman Garage take the elevator to the second floor, turn left and cross the pedestrian bridge into the Massey Business Center. Take the elevator to the fourth floor.

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