Inside the Middle East: Q&A with Raed Charafeddine

In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Raed Charafeddine, First Vice-Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the job market in Lebanon and the Middle East and the role of financial institutions in the region. Mr. Charafeddine also gave a public lecture at the Middle East Initiative on April 14, 2014. The paper from his presentation, Arab Transitions Paradigm: Integrating Governance and Growth, is available to download at the bottom of this page.

Watch the interview with Mr. Charafeddine, conducted by Zane Preston, Associate Editor for the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and Master’s Candidate at Tufts University’s Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, here:

About Raed Charafeddine:

Raed H. Charafeddine is the First Vice-Governor of Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s Central Bank, a position he’s held since April 2009. Prior to assuming his current responsibility, he had an extensive banking experience of 20 years and has held senior positions including deputy general manager and program director of total quality management (TQM). In the civil society arena, he served as a board member in several NGOs and as a lifelong activist in the areas of social justice, women’s empowerment and economic development.In the academic realm, he was a member of several master and doctoral juries and a visiting lecturer at select universities where he facilitated courses in Strategic Management, Leadership, and Leading Change. He also lectured at Harvard, Yale, Tufts and INSEAD on the current challenges of the Arab transition, particularly on the economic, financial, social and cultural aspects.He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, USA and participated in several executive education programs at Harvard University.

“Inside the Middle East: Q&A” is a co-production of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and the Middle East Initiative. The Q&A video series brings together political scientists, policymakers, academics, politicians, historians and other social scientists for discussions of critical issues in the Middle East.