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Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent to speak at NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in December

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute (The Institute) is pleased to announce a public program of events free of charge throughout the month of December, marking the end of its tenth anniversary season.

Events include visiting NYUAD faculty and Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent’s talk titled US Tariff and Trade Policies: Then and Now, where he will discuss the forces and interests have determined the US government’s trade and tariff policies since 1776. Sargent currently teaches a course on quantitative economics at NYU Abu Dhabi. Titled Topics in International and Macroeconomics, this course aims to guide students how to use the power of computing to analyze national economies by developing an understanding of international financial landscapes and discerning valuable monetary information.

In addition, The Institute, in collaboration with the NYUAD Arts Center and the University’s Music Program, is hosting a public Piano Master Class with Artist Yeol Eum Son featuring performances by three NYUAD piano students.

Other talks include Now Africa!: Contemporary African Women Playwrights and Walking in the Steps of Poets: Courtly Themes in Early Sufism by Chairperson and Associate Professor of Arabic Studies at the American University of Beirut Bilal Orfali.

To view the full list of events throughout the month of December, please follow this link: nyuad.nyu.edu/events

Established in 2008 as a center of advanced research, scholarly, and creative activity in Abu Dhabi, The Institute assembles academics, professionals, and leaders from around the world to its academic conferences and public program to discuss research areas and topics of local and global significance.

Since its inception, The Institute has hosted more than 700 academic conferences and public events, and welcomed over 700 speakers from around the world. Notable speakers have included former UK Prime Minister The Right Honorable Gordon Brown, internationally renowned Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall, Emirati Diplomat and Ambassador of the UAE to France His Excellency Omar Saif Ghobash, Emirati Commentator on Arab Affairs Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, American Actress and Comedian Maisoon Zayed, and Pakistani Novelist Mohsin Hamid, among many others.

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