Dr. Kubursi at the Centre for Policy Analysis in Washington D.C. In the picture you can see Dr. George Abd (IMF), Dr. John Page (World BanK), Dr. Samir Abdalla (PNA) and Dr. Ed. Georgian (Rice University).


Dr. Kubursi giving a public lecture in Toronto.

"Sectoral Performance Indices of the Ontario Structure of Production", at the European Annual Meeting of the International Econometric Society, Budapest, Hungary, August, 1972.

"Regional Characteristics of the Ontario Structure of Production", Canadian Economic Association Meetings, Kingston, Ontario, 1973.

"Programming Models of Government Expenditures", presented at the Growth Project Seminar at the Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge University, U.K., 1974.

"A Simulation Model of the Iraqi Economy 1959-1974", presented at the Graduate School of the University of Baghdad and at the Planning Ministry l975.

"Vocational and Technical Education and Arab Developmental Needs", Kuwait Conference on Human Resource Development in the Arab World, January, 1976.

"Indexing and the Unemployment-Inflation Trade-Off", presented at McMaster Conference on Inflation In the Open Economy, March, 1976.

"Induced Adjustment and the Role of Agriculture in Economic Development: A Case Study of Egypt and Syria", United Nations: ECWA, Technology Transfer to the Arab World, Beirut, Lebanon, 1977.

"Optimal Utilization of Oil in Economic Development: A Case Study of Nigeria", IASTED International Symposium on Simulation, Modelling and Decision in Energy Systems, Montreal, 1978.

"Financial Interdependence and Economic Growth: An Input-Output Approach", presented at the 7th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques, Innsbruck, Austria, April, 1979.

"OPEC Optimal Production Strategies", presented at IASTED International Symposium on Simulation, Modelling and Decision in Energy Systems, Montreaux, Switzerland, June, 1979.

"Arab Agricultural Productivity, Prospects and Problems", presented at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies Seminar on Arab Resources, The Transformation of Society at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., April 9-10, 1981.

"Canadian Arab Economic Relations", University of Calgary Symposium on Canadian Arab Relations, June 20-25, 1981, University of Calgary, Alberta.

"Factor Mobility and Economic Efficiency: A General Equilibrium Approach", Lecture at Institute of Regional and Urban Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, April 26 and 27.

"The Basic Macroeconomics of Oil Economies", Presented at Eastern Economic Association Meetings, March 1983, Boston Mass. and the Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June, 1983, Vancouver, (with Se Hark Park).

"The Relationship Between Local and National Impact: A Case Study", presented at the twenty-ninth North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Pittsburgh, P.A., November 12-14, 1982, (with D. Butterfield and Se Hark Park).

"Labour Mobility and Economic Efficiency: Lessons From Canada", Presented at Pittsburgh Modelling and Simulation Conference, Pittsburgh, P.A., April 1983. (with David Butterfield).

"Is An Independent Palestinian State Economically Viable?", United Nations International Conference on the Question of Palestine, Sharjah, UAE, May, 1983.

"Bahrain and the GCC: Lessons in Arab Economic Cooperation", presented at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, May 1983.

"Factor Mobility and Economic Efficiency: The Canadian Experience", presented at the 8th Pacific Regional Science Conference, Tokyo, Japan, August 17-19, 1983. (with D. Butterfield and R. Aziz).

"Inter-regional and Intersectoral Fiscal Policy", presented at Pittsburgh Modelling and Simulation Conference, Pittsburgh, P.A., April, 1984 (with D. Butterfield).

"Industrialization in the Arab States of the Gulf: A Ruhr Without Water", A Symposium on the Energy Economy, May 9-10, 1984, University of Durham, U.K.

"An Industrial Strategy for the Gulf Cooperation Council Region", presented at the Seminar on An Industrial Strategy for the GCC, Bahrain, sponsored by GCC and GOIC, May 22-24, 1984.

"Plant Processing Equipment Sector in Indonesia", presented at a United Nations sponsored seminar on the Capital Goods Sector in Indonesia at the Ministry of Industry, Government of Indonesia, May 28-31, 1984, Jakarta, Indonesia.

"Regional Mobility and Economic Efficiency: Demand on Supply Constraints", Pacific Meetings of the Regional Science Association PRSCO, Molokai - Hawaii, August 10-15, 1985 (with D. Butterfield).

"Is An Independent Palestinian State Economically Viable", Harry Crowe Memorial Lecture Series, York University, October 10, 1985.

"Will OPEC Survive March 1982 Decision", McGill University, Montreal, March 7, 1985.

"The Economic Calculus of Peace in the Middle East", IONA College - University of Windsor, November 8, 1985.

"OPEC: Has it Outlived the Pundit's Forecasts", Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Hamilton, November 13, 1985.

"Factor Mobility and Economic Efficiency When Demand Constraints are Binding", Sixteenth Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modelling and Simulation, April 25-26, 1985 (with D. Butterfield).

"World Demand for Petrochemical Products, the Forecasting Methodology", United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Petrochemicals Expert Group Meetings, Vienna, May 7-9, 1985 (with D. Butterfield).

"Oil and Development in Iraq", Arab-American University Graduate 18th Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 7-10, 1985 (with D. Butterfield).

"The Arab Petrochemical Industry: Strategic Options in 1980s", The World Petrochemical Industry Conference, Bahrain, January 20-22, 1986.

"Jobs, Education and the Economy Under Prolonged Occupation", St. Catherine Conference on Development Under Occupation, Oxford, U.K., January 4-6, 1986.

"Crises and Breakthroughs in Economics", March 1-5, 1986, ALESCO, Damascus, Syria.

"Independent Development: A New View of Dependency Theory", Centre for Arab Unity Studies Conference, Amman, Jordan, April 26-29, 1986.

"The Oil Industry Without OPEC", CIIA, Toronto, May 20th, 1986.

"The Middle East in Crises", CIIA, Hamilton, May 21, 1986.

"Regional Equity: A Canadian Regional Perspective", CEA Meetings, Winnipeg, May 30th, 1986 (with P. Abouezze and D. Butterfield).

"A Regional Planning Model for Canada", 8th International Input-Output Conference, Sapporo, Japan, August 2, 1986.

"How the Gulf Countries Coped With Lower Oil Prices.",The Gulf At Cross Roads, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., April, 1987.

"Arab Agricultural Development: Innovation and Failure " Asilah, Morocco, August, 1987.

"Rent Seeking and Protracted Violence: Perspectives on the Gulf War" Strategic Perspectives of the Gulf War, University of Toronto, March, 1988.

"Arab Economic Development Prospects in the Aftermath of the Iran-Iraq War" University of Ottawa, November 25, 1988.

"Unemployment of University Graduates in the Arab Regions: Causes and Implications" Problems Of Unemployment Under Rapid Development Conditions, Economic Development Institute, World Bank and Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait, January 14-18, 1989.

"Free Trade : What Does it Hold For Our Schools" Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention, Edmonton Alberta, February 23, 1989.

"The Land Constraint and The Mis-specification of Development Planning Models" University of Toronto Economic Development Seminar, March 21, 1989.

"The Fallacy of Vocational Education" presented at the Seminar on Economic Choices in the Delivery of Technical education and Vocational Training in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA Region) organized by the International Labour Organization and the World Bank in Turin, Italy, June 11-15, 1990.

"The Economic Potential of an Independent Palestinian State" presented at Harvard University Seminar on Economic Cooperation in the Middle East, London school of Economics, London, May 8-12, 1990.

"The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait in Perspective" presented at Trent University, October, 1990.

"Recycling, Reducing and Reusing: The Economy-Environment Linkages" presented at the Ontario ministry of the Environment Seminar on Technology Transfers, November, 1990.

"Is War Eminent in the Gulf: The Economic Imperatives" presented at the University of Toronto, November, 1990.

"The War Economy of Lebanon: The Confessional Links" presented at the Canadian Institute for Peace and Security Conference on Peace in Lebanon, Ottawa, Ontario, October 6-8, 1991.

"The Economic and Environmental Consequences of the Gulf War" presented at University of Western Ontario, February, 1991.

"The Aftermath of the Gulf War" presented at Queens University, March, 1991.

"The Role of Infrastructure in Economic development" presented at MIT, October 1991.

"One Year After the Gulf War: The Balance Sheet" The Cross Cultural Learner Centre, London, Ontario, January 14, 1992.

"Labour Mobility, Economic Adjustment and Development: What is Unique About Lebanon" presented at the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, February 7, 1992.

"Community Development Models for Alberta" Presentation to the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Transportation, February 9 and 10, 1992, Edmonton.

"Reconstituting the Lebanese Economy" McGill University, February 6, 1992.

"The New World Order: What is in Store for the Middle East" CIIA, Hamilton, March 12, 1992.

"Is Zero Growth Sustainable" University of Waterloo, Conference on Growth at What Cost, School of Regional and Urban Planning, March 6, 1992.

"The Gulf War One Year Later" Concordia University, Montreal, March 13, 1992.

"The Middle Eastern Predicament: Problems and Prospects" McMaster University Student Association, March 19, 1992.

"The New Economic World Order", University of Toronto, March 25, 1992.

"The Economic Consequences of Global Warming on the Great Lakes", Binational Conference of the Scientists' Public Information Institute, Toronto, April 10-12, 1992

"Reconstruction Issues in Lebanon's National Reconciliation" Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, April 11, 1992.

"The New World Economic Order: What Is In Store For The Third World", OISE, Toronto, April 15, 1992.

"Free Trade Areas and the New World Order" Hamilton Labour Council, Hamilton, May 1, 1992.

"The Economic Case for Canadian Unity" Canadian Labour Congress Conference on National Unity, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, May 5, 1992.

"The Litani River: Elixir for Economic Development of Lebanon" Water Conflicts in the Middle East: The Prospects for Creative Solutions" University of Waterloo, May 7-9, 1992.

"Absolute Vs. Relative Scarcity of Water: What is the True Price of Water?" Water Conflicts in the Middle East: The Prospects for Creative Solutions, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 7-9, 1992.

"The Economic Consequences of the Second Gulf War on the Arab Region" Conference organized by The Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait and The Society for Arab Economic Research, Cairo, Egypt, June 4-8, 1992.

"The Third World in the New World Order: Prospects and Challenges" presented at The International Seminar on Youth and Development, Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, August 19, 1992.

"Market Reform in the CIS: The Pitfalls of Ideological Solutions" presented at The International Seminar on Youth and Development, Lester B. Pearson College of The Pacific, Victoria, B.C., August 20, 1992.

"Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Environmental Imperialism" presented at Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), Jerusalem, August 28, 1992.

"The Shadow Price of Water in the Middle East: Shortages or Misallocation of Scarce Resources?" presented at the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), Jerusalem, September 1, 1992.

"The Full Economic Cost of the Second Gulf War" presented at Bridging the Gap Conference, organized by the Canadian Arab Professional and Business Club of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, September 11, 1992.

"What is Special About Middle East Oil" presented at York University, School of Administrative Studies, International MBA Program, October 15, 1992.

"Machrek/Maghreb a la croisee des discourse politique et litteraire" McMaster University, French Department, October 23, 1992.

"Regional and Local Economic Impacts of Natural Resources Management" at the Analytical Approaches to Resource Management Symposium organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, November 25, 1992.

"Economic Development Initiatives for Refugee Empowerment" at External Affairs and International Trade Canada's Multilateral Refugee Working Group Meeting in Ottawa, November 8, 1992.

"The Arab Economy: Two Decades of Chequered Growth and Little Development" presented at The Arab American University Graduate 12th Annual Convention, November 13, 1992, Washington, D.C., USA.

"The Economic Reconstruction of Lebanon" York university, Toronto, Ontario, November 16, 1992.

"An Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impacts of Solid Waste Management Options in Ontario" presented at the 1992 Technology Transfer Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 26, 1992.

"Demystifying the World Bank" Africa Working Group. University of Guelph, February 20, 1993.

"The New World Economic Order" Labour Education Council of Toronto. March 29, 1993.

"The Palestinian Economy" St. John Fisher College, Rochester New York, March 26, 1993.

"The Economic Cost of Violence" Canadian Centre for Victims of Violence. Toronto, April 18, 1993.

"Demystifying the Deficit" Hamilton Labour Council, May 1, 1993.

"Democratization and Fundamentalism in the Arab World". McGill University, Montreal, May 6, 1993.

"Rebuilding Lebanon" Alumni Club, American University of Beirut. May 14, 1993.

"Leadership and Development in the Arab World" Ridley College, St. Catharines, May 18, 1993.

"Secularism and Development in the Arab World" Concordia University, Montreal, June 4, 1993.

"Water Scarcity, Price and Income Effects and Efficient Management Systems" United Nations Environment Program and The Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait Symposium on Arab Water Crisis in Bahrain June 14-16, 1993.

"Palestinian Resources and Development: Are They Separable? United Nations NGO Meetings, New York, June 30-July 2, 1993

"The United Nations and The New World Order" Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Victoria B.C., August 9, 1993

"The Peace Process in the Middle East: The Economic Context" Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Victoria, B.C., August 11, 1993.

"Modelling the Forest Sector's Socioeconomic Impacts at the Community Level" presented at the International Union of Forestry Research Organization Conference in Fredericton NB, September 19-24, 1993 (with A. Ghebremichael).

"The Economic Consequences of the Peace Process". Annual Convention of the ArabAmerican University Graduates. Washington D.C. USA. October 23, 1993.

"Peace in the Middle East: What Does it Mean". Toronto, Ontario. OHASTA Convention. October 28, 1993

"Why Arab Economic Development is so Illusive?" University of Windsor. Windsor, Ontario. November 2, 1993

"The Economic Role of Universities" COU Economic Renewal Conference. Toronto, Ontario. November 7-9, 1993.

"Stimulating the Local Economy Through Implementation of the Hamilton Harbour RemedialAction Plan." Keynote Address. The Bay Area Restoration Council. November 20, 1993.

"Economic Growth and Environmental Stresses: Some Results for Ontario." Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Technology Transfer Conference. Toronto, Ontario. November 22 & 23, 1993.

"Integrating the Environment and the Economy." Department of the Environment. Ottawa, Ontario. December 8, 1993.

"Economic Impact of Forestry." Centre Forestier de Laurentide, Quebec City. February 4, 1994.

"Political Economy of Poverty." Global Health Network. Health Sciences. February 23, 1994.

"Regional and Local Impact Modelling." School of Rural Planning and Community Development, Guelph University, March 8, 1994. "How Strong is Weak Sustainability?" Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne. Paris, France. March 16, 1994.

"Sustainable Development Potential and other Benefits From Restoration, Enhancement and Protection of Watersheds. Universite Pantheon - Sorbonne. Paris France. March 18, 1994.

"The Third World in the New International Order." Carleton University International Student Centre. Ottawa. March 29, 1994.

"Economic Prospects of Peace in the Middle East: Winners and Losers." ADC Annual Convention. Washington D.C., April 11, 1994.

"Water Tradable Rights." University of Maryland. Conference Organized by US AID and the World Bank. Washington D.C., April 18, 1994.

"The Harvard WAS Model." Harvard/Middle East Economic and Social Policy Institute. Limassol Cyprus. July 2, 1994.

"The Economic Dimension of Development in the Arab World." AAUG Amman Special Conference. Amman, Jordan. July 24, 1994.

"The Arab Economy in Western Eyes." Lebanese Institute of Policy Analysis. January 6, 1995

McMaster, A &Sc."Water Issues in the Middle East" .January 18, 1995

McMaster, Theme School on Materials and Society Key Note Address on "Sustainable Development: What Does it Mean?". January 21, 1995

McMaster, Centre for International Health, "World Debt: Blood from a Stone", January 25, 1995

"The New World Order and Bretton Wood Institutions", Shair, Hamilton. February 7, 1995

"World Development Issues in 1990s", SHAIR, Hamilton. February 20, 1995

"Peace and Development: Can Conflict be Avoided." University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. March 25, 1995

United World Colleges: Pearson College. "Middle East Peace Negotiations; Process and Outcome". Victoria B.C. April 2, 1995

"The Third World in the New World Order: Backlash, Backwash or Backstab." United World Colleges: Pearson College, Victoria, B.C. April 3, 1995

"Can Canada Buy Back its Debt". Radio Noon, CBC, April 13, 1995

"Labour in the New World Order." May Day Celebration. Key Note Address. Teamsters Union. Hamilton. April 28, 1995

"The Globalized Economy, Debt and Deficits." Metro Labour Council. Toronto. April 29, 1995

"Canada/Arab Economic Relations." Canadian Arab Federation Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario. May 22, 1995

"Water Management Systems. Is Water Thicker Than Blood." Awin, American University of Beirut, Alumni Club, Beirut Lebanon. May 29, 1995

"Keynes's Economic Contributions." McMaster Economic Society. August 1, 1995

"Globalization of Markets: What Makes Sense Now." Fortune Financial, Hamilton, Ontario. August 3, 1995

Three Lectures in The Engineering and Society Program on Technology and Society. Sept. 18-22, 1995.

"Economics, Society and The Environment." A Talk to the Alumni Association at McMaster. Sept 28, 1995

"Oslo II. A Commentary" on TVO Foreign Affairs Panel. Sept 26, 1995.

"The Protocol on Economic Relations Between Israel and The Palestinians: An Evaluation." Regional Economic Cooperation Symposium, Washington D.C., USA Organized by the Centre for Policy Research on Palestine. Washington, D.C., October 6, 1995

"Arab Economic Performance 1980-1995: Anatomy of Failure." Keynote Address, Arab Society for Economic Research, Biannual Convention, Beirut Lebanon, November 14-17, 1995.

"Arab Water and Peace." Great Issues Program, Future TV, Beirut Lebanon. November 17, 1995

"The Economics of Middle East Peace" Expert Meeting, United Nations Social and Economic Commission for Western Asia and The Economic Forum for the Arab World, Turkey and Iran, Manama, Bahrain, November 20-24, 1995.

"Lebanon's Stakes in Peace" Great Issues Program, Future TV, Beirut Lebanon. November 25, 1995.

Press Conference on "The Economic Consequences of a 20% Cut in Ontario Government Funding of Universities." November 28, 1995.

CBC, CTV, CHCH Shows on the Ontario Budget. November 29, 1995.

"Link, Economy-Environment Model and implications of Climate Change for Ontario." Waterfront Regeneration trust, Toronto November 29-20, 1995.

"The Use Of Input Output Models in Environmental Assessments." Talk to Geography Students at McMaster University. December 4, 1995.

"Globalization and Labour." Metro Labour Council. Toronto, Ontario. December 5, 1995

"Water Prices and Efficiency." American Water Conference. Water Management Systems and Efficiency, Miami. Florida, January 4, 1996.

Pamela Wallen Live (CBC TV). "Palestinian Elections." January 19, 1996

Benmurgui Live (CBC TV). "Debts and Deficits." February 1, 1996

"World Bank and IMF: Did They Betray Their Mandate?" Theme School on International Justice. McMaster University, February 1, 1996.

CAUT Radio. "Sustainable Development." February 2, 1996.

"Economic Myths and the Environment." Round Table on the Environment. Toronto, Ontario, February 19, 1996.

"Water in the Middle East."Arts and Science. McMaster University. February 28, 1996.

"The Ontario Economy: Five Years of Harris Cuts NDP." MPPs Caucaus Retreat, Toronto. March 5, 1996.

"The Middle East Under Seige." TVO, Foreign Affairs Panel. March 6, 1996.

"The Environment and the Economy. " Queens University Commerce and Engineering Committee for the Environment. March 9, 1996.

"Peace Summit in Egypt." CTV, Canada A.M. March 13, 1996.

Economic Benefits of Waterfront Revitalization Remedial Action Plan, Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario. March 21, 1996.

"Human Development and Prosperity." McMaster Students Union. Association. March 22, 1996

"The Economics of the Environment." Key Note Address. Canadian Chemical Institute Symposium at McMaster University. March 23, 1996.

"The Economic Assumptions and Consequences of The OSLO II Agreement." London Ontario, Arab Society of London and The Syrian Cultural Club. March 24,1996.

"The Middle East in Perspective." Divinity College, McMaster University. April 15,1996.

"Middle East Peace: Lebanon’s Invasion" CBC National. April 24, 1996.

"Middle East Peace: Negotiations." CBC Radio Noon. April 26, 1996.

"Middle East Peace: Negotiations." CFRB 1010, April 26, 1996.

"Middle East Peace: Negotiations." CKLN Toronto, April 26, 1996.

"Lebanon's Reconstruction Effort." Department of External Affairs and the National Council on Canada Arab Relations, Montreal, Quebec. May 6, 1996.

"Typology of Palestinian Losses in 1948." Centre for Policy Analysis, Washington, DC. May 9, 1996.

"Peace and Development in the Arab World." Arab Hour ANA TV. Washington DC. May 10, 1996.

"Community Development Under Adverse Conditions." Algoma University. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, May 24, 1996.

"Job Losses in the Sault." Round Table, Sault Ste. Marie, May 25, 1996.

"The Economics of The Caring Society." Key Note Address to the Steel Workers of America. Sault Ste. Marie. May 25, 1996.

"Community Initiatives in the North." CBC Radio, May 26, 1996.

"The Socioeconomic Impacts of Forestry in Ontario and Regions. 27th Annual Meeting of the Mid Continent Regional Science Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI. June 6, 1996.

"Community Impact Models: The Quest for Diversification." 27th Annual Meeting of the Mid Continent Regional Science Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI. June 7, 1996.

"Estimating the Quality of Life with Econometric Community Impact Models. 27th Annual Meeting of the Mid Continent Regional Science Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI. June 7, 1996.

"Self Organized Criticality and Economic Dynamics." The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences Workshop on Catastrophic Environmental Risks, University of Toronto. June 10, 1996.

"Is the Foreign Debt of Canada A Problem." Face off, Newsworld, CBC. June 12, 1996.

"Water Conservation in Halton and Waterloo." American Water Works Association. Annual Conference. Toronto. Ontario. June 27, 1996.

"Efficiency Prices and Water Demand" American Water Works Association. Annual Conference. Toronto. Ontario. June 27, 96

"Sustainable Community Development: A Challenge for A Multidisciplinary Approach. (With James Chacko). Joint World Congress of the International Federation of social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work. Hong Kong, July 24-27, 1996.

"A Dry Peace in the Middle East?" Stokholm International Water Association Conference. Stokholm Sweden. (with Jad Isaac), August 11, 1996.

"The Economic Role of Universities in the New Global Environment. Algoma University. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. September 21, 1996.

"The White Paper on Universities in Onatrio: A Critique." Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie. Ontario, September 22, 1996.

"The Economics of Technology." Engineering and Society Program, McMaster University. October 3, 1996.

"Ricardo, Marx, Schumpeter and Ahmad on Technology." Engineering and Society Program, McMaster University. October 8, 1996.

"Commentary on The Washington Mid East Summit." CBC Radio. October 8, 1996.

"The Arab World in the Next Century." University of Windsor. October 10, 1996.

"The New Techno-economic Paradigm Versus Old Fordist Paradigm. Engineering and Society Program. McMaster University. October 18, 1996.

"Sustainable Communities. Young Citizens for Sustainable Development. St.Mary's College. McMaster University. October 25, 1996.

"The Economic Functions of The United Nations." Westdale High School. Hamilton. October 29, 1996.

Expert Witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. Bill C61 Free Trade with Israel. Ottawa. October 29, 1996.

"Cochrane: A Model Forest Community." Cochrane Economic Development Office, November 1, 1996.

"Peace in the Middle East: Who Benefits." Peace Studies. McMaster University. November 12, 1996.

"Environmental Economics: Benefits and Costs." Bay Area Restoration Conference. Canadian Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario. November 16, 1996.

"Turning Point for all Nations: The Evolution of the United Nations and World Peace." Keynote Speech. United Nations Association in Canada. The McMaster Bahaii Student Association and Centre for Peace Studies. McMaster. November 29, 1996.

Expert Witness on Free Trade with Israel. The Senate of Canada. Ottawa. December 4, 1996.

CBC Radio This Morning on Research and Privatization of Universities. December 9, 1996.

"World Debt" Arts and Science Program, McMaster University, January 22, 1997.

"Globalization". Arts and Science Program, McMaster University, January 22, 1997.

"Alternative Budget." Press Conference of the Centre for Policy Alternatives. Hamilton. February 13, 1997.

"Third World in the New World Order." University of the Orient, Faculty of Economics, Santiago De Cuba, Cuba. February 27, 1997.

"International Development in Perspective." Trent University. Peterborough Ontario, March 5, 1997.

"Why Arab Development is So Illusive". University of Toronto March 13, 1997..

"Simulations, Models and Policy Alternatives." Faculty of Business, Management Science Program, McMaster University. March 18, 1997.

"Peace in the Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges." Erindale College, University of Toronto. March 20, 1997.

"Sustainable Development." Theme School on Materials in Society. McMaster University, April 1, 1997

"Middle East Peace. Where To?" Department of History Class, McMaster University, April 2, 1997.

"Building the New Economy in Lebanon. University of Villanova, Pennsylvania. Department of Economics and the Centre for Middle East and Islamic Studies. April 20, 1997.

"Arab Economic Prospects in the Next Millennium. Harvard University. Boston, MA., USA. April 23, 1997.

"Casinos: Do They Cannibalise Other Businesses or Are They Instruments of Regional Economic Development." Montreal's 10th Annual International Conference on Gaming. June 2, 1997.

"Economic Exchange Under Asymmetrical Options: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Middle East Economic Research Forum. Amman, Jordan. July 3, 1997.

"The Economics of Orientalism. University of Windsor Conference on Peace, Culture and Orientalism. September 19, 1997.

"Globalization or Globalony." Arts and Science Program, McMaster University, September 29,1997.

"The Arab/Israeli Question, Will Peace Prevail." Trent University. Asian Dialogue. October 7, 1997.

"World Debt." Arts and Science Program, McMaster University, October 8, 1997.

"Globalization and Immigration." Keynote Address to the Annual General Meeting of SISO, Hamilton. October 18, 1997.

"The Arab Economy After Oslo." Centre for Policy Analysis. Washington, DC. November 7, 1997.

"Water Infrastructure and Economic Impact: Managing Water for Sustainability. Canadian Water Resources Association. Niagara Falls. November 25, 1997.

"Casino Niagara: An Ally of Local Business or Adversary?" Right of Way Association Annual Conference. Niagara Falls Ontario. November 27, 1997.

"Forest Dependency and Community Development." Centre for Forestry Research. Canadian Forest Service. Edmonton, Alberta. December 4, 1997.

"Impact Models As Community Development Models." Department of Rural Economy. University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. December 5, 1997.

"Globalization: The Greatest Jugernaught Ever Rolled." Arts and Science Program, McMaster University, Januray 14, 1998.

"Water?" Arts and Science Program, McMaster University, January 21,1998.

"The Economics of Peace." United Nations, Ciracusa, Italy. January 24, 1998.

"Globalization of Poverty." International Health Network. Hamilton, March 10, 98.

"Water Disputes." American University Washington, D.C. March 16, 1998.

"Globalization of Finance." International Monetary Fund. Washington, DC. April 7, 1998.

"Asymmetrical Options: Israel Vs. Palestine" Centre for Policy Analysis for Palestine, Washington, DC. April 28, 1998.

"Arab Sustainable Economic Development?" Institut D’economie Quantitative Tunis, and the Arab Planning Institute-Kuwait. Keynote Address in Tunis Tunisia, June 5, 1998.

"Globalization and Human Development." Exeter University, Exeter, U.K., July 3-5, 1998.

"Gloalization of Industry." UNIDO-Vienna Austria, July 8, 1998.

"Culture/Diversity and Power Globalization or Globalony." Power and Culture Series. Peace Studies. McMaster University, September 22, 1998.

"Canada’s Prospects in the New Millennium." Keynote Address International Right of Way Association Convention, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 10, 1998.

"Water Scarcity: Real or Contrived." Centre for Global South, American University, Washington, D.C , October 12, 1998.

"Intraregional Arab Trade." Middle East Institute, Washington, DC., October 17, 1998.

"Globalization Contagion ."American Arab University Graduates Convention, Detroit MI, October 22, 1998.

"Globalising the Arab Economies." National Council on Canada Arab Relations, Ottawa Ontario, November 17, 1998.

"The Economic Role of Universities." Jose Antonio Echeverria University, Havana Cuba, December 8, 1998.

"Globalization and Its Critics." Jose Antonio Echeverria University, Havana Cuba, December 14, 1998.

"Globalization: What is in Store for the Third World" Arts and Science. McMaster University, January 20, 1999.

"The Economic Effects of Sanctions on Iraq" Ploughshares, Trent University, January 22, 1999.

"War on Iraq or War on Saddam" University of Toronto, February 25, 1999.

"The Arabs in the Next Millennium" Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait, March 20, 1999

"Oil and Water Never Mix Except in the Middle East" Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1999.

"Globalization and Canadian Challenges" The Canadian Club of Hamilton, April 21, 1999.

"The Arab World in the Next Millennium" Arab Professional Club of Edmonton, Alberta. April 23,1999.

"Globalization: Winners and Losers" Arab Professional Club of Vancouver, BC, April 24, 1999.

"Knowledge Based Economy ". United Nations Development Program, Damascus, Syria. April 27,1999.

"The Current Economy of Iraq" University of Western Ontario, May 22, 1999.

"Globalization or Globalony". Pearson College of the Pacific, August 5, 1999.

"Why is Third World Development so Difficult?" Pearson College of the Pacific, August 6,1999.

"The Balkan War: Causes and Consequences" Peace Studies, McMaster University, Oct 22, 1999.

"The Economic Case for Cooperation" National Council on Canada Arab Relations, November 19,1999.

"The Economic Consequences of Globalization" Access, Detroit, December 4, 1999.

"Canadian Vertical Mosaic: The Challenges of Multiculturalism" Ethnic Press Convention, Toronto, January 16, 2000.

"Globalization ?" Arts and Science Program, McMaster, January 19, 2000.

"International Debt: Blood from a Stone" Arts and Science program, McMaster University, January 26, 2000.

"Canada’s Competitive Strengths in the Global Economy" Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Hamilton, February 15, 2000.

"The Economics and Mechanics of Planning Economic Development" Department of Planning. Abu Dhabi, February 23, 2000.

"The Arab Democracy?" The Arab Club, London Ontario, March 12, 2000.

"Are Too Many Missing the Global Bus" Canadian Institute of International Affairs Annual Conference, Toronto, March 18, 2000.

"Yemen’s Economic Development" Presentation at a Breakfast for His Excellency President Ali Abdallah Saleh, President of Yemen at the Parliament Bldg, Ottawa, March 28, 2000.

"Oil and Water Never Mix Except in the Arab World" Dr. Aksan"s Class on the Middle East, April 3, 2000.

‘Palestinian Right of Return and Compensation" Conference at Boston University, Boston, April 8, 2000.

"The Future Potential of a Palestinian Economy" Centre for Policy Studies o Palestine, Washington, DC April 10, 2000.

"The Project Cycle" Department of Planning, Abu Dhabi, UNDP Mission, May 3, 2000.

"Impact Methodology: Canadian Examples" Department of Planning, Abu Dhabi, UNDP Mission, May 6, 2000.

"Democracy and Development: Cruel Choice or Symbiotic Equivalence." United Nations, ESCWA,Beirut, June 3, 2000.

"Lebanon’s Economic Predicament" United Nations, ESCWA, Beirut, June 9, 2000.

"Sustainable Development: How to lessen Dependence on Oil and Water" UNESCO, Rabat,Morocco, June 13, 2000.

"Syria: What Does the Death of Hafez Al Assad Mean?" Michael Corn Live, June 26, 2000.

"Camp David: What to Expect?" Michael Corn Live, July 13, 2000.

"Peace: What Peace?" Islamic Chronicle TV, July 17, 2000.