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The Middle East Interest Group
November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 amFree
The Middle East Interest Group will meet as usual at 9 to 10:30, Saturday, November 4, Lancaster Church of the Brethren, Sunset Ave. The speaker is Bob Saum, Director, Regional Integration and Partnerships in the South Asia Region of the World Bank, leading World Bank’s efforts to (1) promote economic integration and cooperation among countries of South Asia and with neighboring regions and (2) strengthen support for achieving results in a range of sectors, including water, nutrition and gender, through collaboration with development partners.
From May 2012 to November 2016, he was World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan, based in Kabul. He will offer insights on Afghanistan based on his experience in the region.