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The Need for an Arab Marshall Plan

The end of the war in the Persian Gulf has brought renewed attention to the prospects of Middle East recovery and development. What form should U.S. participation take in the rebuilding of Iraq and Kuwait? Can future conflict in the Middle East be avoided through a long-term plan to aid the economic development of the entire region? The Athenaeum is proud to present a most qualified speaker, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, to help us answer these questions. He will talk on "The Need for an Arab Marshall Plan." Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh was born in Jaffa, Palestine, and is a citizen of Jordan. He received his BBA degree from the American University of Beirut and has gone on to become an international leader in the consulting and accounting industries.

Abu-Ghazaleh is the founder and present chairman of the board of directors of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International (TAGI), U.K., the largest holding company for professional firms in the Arab world, operating in 30 offices throughout the Middle East. Between 1974 and 1980, Abu-Ghazaleh was the chairman of the joint firm Price Waterhouse Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. and a partner in Price Waterhouse International. In addition, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including an honorary PhD of Humane Letters from Canisius College in New York, decoration from the Republic of Tunisia, and knighthood from the French Legion of Honor.

Please join us for this timely event by filling out the enclosed reservation coupon. The talk will begin at 7:00, preceded by a 5:30 reception and a 6:00 dinner.