UE Syrian Stories: Humanizing the Syrian Conflict to be Topic of Lecture

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016

Yasser Alhenawi, a Syrian professor of finance at the University of Evansville, will be the speaker at UE’s Scholars for Syria Lecture Series on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. The event will include an open discussion with Evansville's Syrian students. The topic will be “UE Syrian Stories: Humanizing the Syrian conflict.” A reception will follow in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Alhenawi is the founding director of the Institute for Banking and Finance. He earned both his PhD and his Master of Science degree in financial economics from the University of New Orleans. He earned his master’s degree in business administration and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Damascus University.

Alhenawi received a Doctoral Crescent City Scholarship from the University of New Orleans and Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Business School at University of New Orleans. He was the recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Teaching Award from the Schroeder School of Business, and received a Summer Research Grant from UE in 2014.

He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance since 2005, and has also been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His current research interests are mergers and acquisitions, asset pricing models, and personal finance. Alhenawi has presented his research at major finance conferences and his papers have been published in distinguished finance journals such as the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, the Journal of Investing, the Review of Financial Services, and the Review of Financial Economies.

Scholars for Syria includes members from UE and the surrounding community. It was created to help support UE’s large number of Syrian students. UE is part of a consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to providing scholarship and aid to Syrian students.

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