January 14, 2013Why Nations Fail? James Robinson Book Tour
LCPS and the Economic Research Forum (ERF) organized three public lectures by Harvard Professor James Robinson on his recent book ‘Why Nations Fail? The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty’.
The lectures which took place between January 14 and 16 at the American University of Beirut (AUB)- Issam Fares Institute, the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) featured presentations of the book by James Robinson followed by discussions with scholars, experts and students.
Robinson’s book addresses a key question that has engaged social scientists and international organizations for decades: Why are some nations rich and others poor? In light of the Arab spring and the renewed hope for establishing democracies as well as sustained growth in the region, the answer to this question has become even more pressing for decision makers, international organizations, and experts.
Attached is a short synopsis of the book along with a short bio of the author.