Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C. Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies and Professor Amaney Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics are pleased to announce the continuation of the Conversations About Peace discussion series in Fall of 2017. Their first guest will be Ambassador Salam Fayyad, speaking in the Woodrow Wilson School on November 16.
Salam Fayyad is former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority and former Finance Minister. Prior to his appointment as Finance Minister, he worked at the International Monetary Fund from 1987-2001, where he was resident representative in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He served as Finance Minister twice from June 2002 to November 2005 and from March 2007 to May 2012. Fayyad was Prime Minister between June 2007 and June 2013. Fayyad was popular in the West for his reform of the financial system within the Palestinian Authority. In 2010, Fayyad was named one of TIME magazine’s top 100 most influential people in the world. Salam Fayyad will be joining WWS as the Daniella Lipper Coules ’95 Distinguished Visitor in Foreign Affairs.