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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies hosted Mr. Raed H. Charafeddine, the first vice-governor of Lebanon’s central bank, at Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium on October 4 2017. Mr. Charafeddine presented his analysis of the macro- and socioeconomic impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon.

Raed H. Charafeddine has been the first vice-governor at Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s central bank, since April 2009. Prior to this, he spent twenty years in the banking sector, where he held senior executive positions at leading commercial banks in Lebanon and in the UAE.

Charafeddine has lectured at universities around the world on topics related to central banking and Arab countries in transition. He is an activist in the areas of social justice, women’s empowerment, interfaith dialogue, and institutional, human, and economic development. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

This event was organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies as part of its Global Finance Initiative and was cosponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.