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TEDxUChicago 2012 - Mohamed El Dashshan - Social Media

Mohamed is an economist, writer, speaker and compulsive traveler. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) in Paris, but also Cairo University's school of Economics and Political Science. Mohamed is now a consultant in international development and works with numerous actors such as the African Development Bank, the World Bank, IDRC etc., national governments, thinks tanks and research centers in order to develop workable policies. Mohamed works primarily on developing the private sector, investment promotion and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on post-conflict countries. He is also an award-winning writer and journalist, and has work in a number of publications like, Foreign Policy Magazine, The New York Times. He was a Professor of Development Economics at Cairo's Ain-Shams University.About TEDx, x = independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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