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April 14th, 2016: Humanizing the conflict with UE faculty and students 



Our final Scholars for Syria event of the semester aspires to humanize the conflict and refugee crisis with the voices of UE's Syrians. Join us Thursday, April 14th at 6:00pm in SOBA 162 for a lecture by Dr. Yasser Alhenawi, a Syrian professor of finance at UE, and an open discussion with a few of Evansville's Syrian students.

Directly following the session will be a reception in the Dunigan Lounge. Scholars for Syria welcomes all to attend the reception for a celebration of the semester!


Yasser Alhenawi is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Evansville. He is also the founding director of the Institute for Banking and Finance. Yasser holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Damascus University (1999), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emporia State University (2004) , a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans (2009), and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans.


He is a recipient of several academic awards including the Doctoral Crescent City Scholarship from the University of New Orleans (2007) and Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Business School at University of New Orleans (2010). He is also a recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Teaching Award from the Schroeder Family School of Business and Summer Research Grant from the University of Evansville (2014). He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance since 2005. He has also been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His current research interests are mergers and acquisitions, asset pricing models, and personal finance. He has presented his research in major finance conferences and his papers have been published in distinguished finance journals like the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, the Journal of Investing, the Review of Financial Services, and the Review of Financial Economies.






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