CIBER Focus Special Series: Business & Peace
Investment & Stability in the Middle East with Ambassador (Ret.) David Litt
November 10, 2016
In Part Two of our special series on Business and Peace, Retired Ambassador David Litt draws from his many decades of experience to explain the current economic and investment environment of the Middle East. Foreign direct investment plays an important role in this region of the world, and it’s potential to influence the stabilizing and peace-building processes cannot be overestimated.
The ability for business—entrepreneurs, SMEs, and multinationals alike—to act as a stabilizing force in the world has been changing and leading to exciting research and action. On October 3, IU CIBER kicked off a month-long discussion on the role business can play in peace-making, peace-building, and peace-keeping. Held in partnership with the Kelley School of Business, IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Institute for Defense & Business, and the IU School of Global and International Studies, the month-long conversation brings together representatives from business, government, academics, and NGOs to examine this topic in a free and public discussion. A recording of October 3’s conference sessions and continuing conversations throughout the month can be found online at http://snipbfp.org/2ef8QpB.