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Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast.
Speaker(s): Saad Hariri
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges
Recorded on 2 November 2010 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in business as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Oger Telecom, Chairman of Omnia Holdings and a board member of Oger International Entreprise de Travaux Internationaux. Saad graduated with a degree in International Business from Georgetown University in 1992.