- AUS inaugurates its annual Nobel Laureate Lecture Series with Dr. Thomas Sargent, 2011 Nobel prize winner in economics, speaking on the “Euro Crisis: Sources and Its Global Implications”
Sharjah, May 13, 2013 — His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS) attended today a lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas Sargent, 2011 Nobel prize winner in economics, one of the 20 most-cited economists in the world and the Guru of Rational Expectations, entitled, “Euro Crisis: Sources and Its Global Implications.” The lecture inaugurated the American University of Sharjah’s annual Nobel Laureate Lecture Series.
The lecture was attended by Sheikh Salem Bin Abdul Rahman Al Qassimi Director General of the Ruler’s Office, Dr. Amr Abdel hamid, Advisor to His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah for Higher Education, Members of AUS Board of Trustees Mr. Hamid D. Jafar, Chairman and CEO, Crescent Petroleum Company and Mr. Maroun A. Semaan, President and CEO, Petrofac International, Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, Provost and Acting Chancellor.
Dr. Hochstettler thanked in his opening remarks His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah for attending the lecture. “It is good to remind ourselves that from small but ambitious beginnings we have become a globally recognized university, with a faculty of high distinction and a student body of unbounded creative energy,” he added.