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Talk and a Book Signing by Dr. Ibrahim Oweiss: A Tale of Two Cultures: A Personal Account"

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Category: MC Events

Published: Apr 13 2012 12:00AM

Dr. Ibrahim Oweiss will visit the Rockville Campus on Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Technical Center Building (TC), Room 136 on the Rockville Campus for a talk and book signing. The book preface is written by President Bill Clinton, one of Dr. Oweiss's students. Dr. Oweiss will be signing copies after the lecture.


A Tale of Two Cultures: A Personal Account:

"Professor Oweiss' book recounts in clear prose the story of an active and productive life lived largely in two different cultures - Egyptian (and Middle Eastern) and American. The reader will meet many interesting personages - well known and not well known - across seven decades of important changes in the world." - Carol Lancaster, dean of the School of Foreign Service and Professor of Politics, Georgetown University.

About Dr. Ibrahim M. Oweiss

Dr.Oweiss a professor of economics at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is an educator and an international economic advisor. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Georgetown University in 1967 after having served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota and Western Maryland College.

In 1997-98, Dr. Oweiss was a visiting professor of economics at Harvard University.In addition, Dr. Oweiss is the Honorary Chairman of the Council on Egyptian-American Relations which he founded in 1999. For a brief time, Dr. Oweiss was an advisor to former President Jimmy Carter after having left office in 1983 and was one of the Professors of President Bill Clinton.

Dr. Oweiss authored over fifty scholarly publications among which were: Petrodollar Surpluses, Arab Civilization, The Political Economy of Contemporary Egypt, and in a pioneering work on oil revenues, he coined the terms "Petrodollars" and "Hostage Capital." The "Oweiss Demand Curve" was first presented at Oxford University. In addition to other national and international honors, President Sadat awarded Dr. Oweiss with Egypt's Order of Merit, First Class. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth sanctioned his admission to the order of St. John. In addition, he holds the Grand Cordon of the Order of Mohammed Ali Pasha and the Knight of the Order of the Queen of Sheba.

Attached is the event flier and the month calender of events. For more information about this event and the Month Calendar of Events, please visit the program website at:

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