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Posted by : American University of Beirut
Date posted : Jan 01, 1970
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs In collaboration with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies & Economic Research Forum (ERF) held a book launch and lecture entitled: "Why Nations Fail? The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty" by Professor James A. Robinson - Harvard University. James A. Robinson, a political scientist and an economist, is the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is a world renowned expert on Latin America and Africa, and he is currently conducting research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti and Colombia where he has taught for many years during the summer at the University of the Andes in Bogota.