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Lebanon's economic reform and prospects for the future

LSE Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 9 May 2006
Time: 10.30am
: Shaw Library, sixth floor, Old Building
Speaker: Fuad Siniora, Prime Minster of Lebanon

Due to a change in the Prime Minister's schedule this event will now take place on Tuesday 9 May at 10.30am. Please note this date and time change before requesting a ticket.

The Lebanese Government's reform programme comes after a turbulent year that has seen the assassination of former PM Rafic Hariri and the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. What challenges does the Lebanese government face to achieve stability both at home and in the Middle East?

Fuad Siniora was born in Saida, Lebanon in 1943 and has had a distinguished career in banking and finance. He was Chairman of the Banking Control Commission of the Central Bank of Lebanon from 1977 to 1982, and has served as a member and chairman of the board of several banks and financial institutions.

From 1992 to 1998 he was Minister of State for Financial Affairs and Acting Minister in successive Hariri governments, working closely with the late Prime Minister, Rafic Hariri.

He returned to the cabinet in October 2000 as Minister of Finance and remained there until the last Hariri government resigned in October 2004.

He was nominated Prime Minister of Lebanon in July 2005 and took office after his government received the largest parliamentary vote of confidence in contemporary Lebanese history.

Mr Siniora is married with three children.

Ticket Information

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. The ticket request line is now closed.

Update: Friday 5 May, 14.45pm
All tickets for this event for members of the public, LSE staff and alumni have been allocated and will be distributed shortly. Please note that one ticket per applicant will be sent out. Any applicants who were unsuccessful in their ticket request will be advised shortly.

All tickets for LSE students (at the LSESU reception) have also been allocated.

Returns Queue
There will not be a returns queue in operation for this event for security and logistical reasons. No-one without a ticket will gain entry to this event.

Please would ticket holders note that for security reasons it will NOT be possible to bring bags into this event. Small handbags will be allowed but at the discretion of security staff. There are NO facilities at the venue entrance for leaving bags so please make alternative arrangements to leave your belongings elsewhere before you arrive.  The School regrets that this may cause some inconvenience but is following security guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees. Thank you for your co-operation.


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