Ghenwa Dakdouki, fellow in Infectious Diseases, Internal
Medicine, recently published a book of poetry, Surrounded
by Words (Hissar el Kalimat). The book, which is dedicated to her
village, Barja, carries the same theme of her
previous works—that writing helps Middle Eastern women let
go of restrained feelings. Surrounded by Words is divided into four
chapters: Whispering of Roots, Romantic Stories, Songs of Pain,
and Scattered Words, which all reflect on the author’s childhood
and her emotions.
the Financial Sector in the Era of Globalization
In Regulating the Financial Sector in the Era of Globalization (Palgrave
Macmillan: 2003), Zuhayr Mikdashi (former faculty member
and alumnus) examines the role of public authorities and
of business executives in the prevention, moderation, containment,
and resolution of financial problems in an international economic
landscape in which economies are becoming increasingly interdependent.
His analysis is non-mathematical, with a focus on the identification
and evaluation of major economic, socio-political, and managerial
factors of critical importance to an optimal regulation of financial
intermediation. With significant empirical evidence and key research
studies, the author highlights the challenges facing financial regulation
and calls for strengthening financial intermediation for the public
good. Dr. Mikdashi is professor of banking and finance at the University
of Lausanne in Switzerland.