Dr. Muasher served as foreign minister (2002-2004) and deputy prime minister (2004-2005) of Jordan. Most recently, he was senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank. He is the author of The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation (Yale University Press, 2008).
The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is organized under the auspices of the MIT Center for International Studies, which conducts research on contemporary international issues and provides an opportunity for faculty and students to share perspectives and exchange views. Each year the Bustani Seminar invites scholars, journalists, consultants, and other experts from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to MIT to present recent research findings on contemporary politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the Middle East.
The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is sponsored by the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT and the Center for International Studies.
For more information: http://web.mit.edu/cis/bustani/