TODAY: Tackling Egypt’s Economic Dilemma with Egypt’s Former Finance Minister Ahmed Galal

Three years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising in Egypt have crippled economic growth, reduced productivity, and led to rising poverty and inequality rates. Although it will take both structural and institutional economic reforms to effectively address this challenging mix of socioeconomic grievances and to increase growth, the country must implement an economic plan oriented toward both short- and long-term stabilization.

Tune in at 12:30pm EST (7:30 pm CLT) for a timely conversation on Egypt’s economic future with two of the leading experts on the topic. Ahmed Galal, managing director of the Economic Research Forum and former finance minister of Egypt, will discuss how to tap into Egypt’s resources, and the vital link between economic and political reforms. Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohsin Khan will offer recommendations for how Egypt’s government can best address the challenges ahead. Francis J. Ricciardone, the new Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Hariri Center for the Middle East, will moderate the discussion.

Watch the livestream below, follow us on Twitter as we livetweet the conversation at @EgyptSource. Join in the conversation using the hashtag, #ACEgypt.