Economics Professor Presents in Lebanon

Ken Schoolland Presenting in Lebanon

During the winter holiday, Associate Professor of Economics Ken Schoolland traveled to Lebanon. He was invited by the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (LIMS) to serve as a workshop facilitator, which included activists from five major political parties, the Future Movement Party, the Lebanese Forces Party, the Lebanese Kataeb Party, the AZM Movement, and the National Liberal Party. The December 15 workshop was the final step of LIMS Leaders Academy in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Lebanon and Syria, a yearly intensive economic capacity building program, aiming to empower party representatives to draft market-oriented policy propositions for feasible solutions in Lebanon.

On December 16, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation of Lebanon and Syria hosted the Liberal Alphabet Series, E: EnterTraining Liberals with a presentation on the use of Schoolland’s book, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, for economics training. His book is now published in 50-plus languages worldwide, including Arabic, French, and English for use in Lebanon.

Over several days, Schoolland also gave presentations about migration and prosperity at roundtable events for young leaders of the Democratic Renewal Political Party, the Lebanese Political Forces Political Party, AZM University, and the Future Movement Political Party.