World Bank Economist Speaks with UE Students

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Farrukh Iqbal, Country Director in the Middle East for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., recently spoke with students in the Schroeder School of Business via video conference. His topic was "Global Economy:  Have We Turned the Corner Yet?" Iqbal, who obtained his PhD from Yale in 1981, spoke at the behest of UE Professor of Finance Walayet Khan, research director for the Institute for Global Enterprise.

The event was open to the public.

 Students in attendance benefitted greatly from the conference. Their comments included:

"The well-rounded global education received at this school will no doubt open doors for my future." - Jana Mikuscova

"It is amazing to have one of the economists at the World Bank dedicate his precious time to sharing information with us about the global economy." - Jason Rizk

"Being able to have a professional talk to us makes college seem more realistic and relevant." - Belen Robles

Attracting global business leaders to share information with students and local businesses is part of the mission of the Institute for Global Enterprise, which is funded through support by the Lilly Endowment.

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