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KPPC Lecture Series

With the aim to build national capacities in the area of public policies, the KPPC holds a monthly talk series that provides a platform for policy dialogue and relevant policy debate. The talk series brings onboard renowned speakers, practitioners, and academic researchers with public policy expertise from around the world. In engaging with the public, experts and national stakeholders. The KPPC Lecture Series serves as a platform where different ideas from around the world are shared and policies are challenged to inform future policies. The first step to drafting an effective public policy is to have the knowledge and expertise needed to produce it. The KPPC lecture series serves to share expertise and knowledge in order to effectively take that first step.

Neil Patrick English

Labour Market Reform in the GCC

Dr. Neil Patrick


The lecture will give a comparative talk discussing what has been happening in terms of labour market reform in the GCC countries. It will also consider the interconnection between the officially desired reform of the labour market and what is currently happening in the education system. Additionally, the talk would include some consideration of measures being taken in GCC countries toward this same objective, as well as assessing the impact of some of those countries’ policies on the Kuwaiti labour market.

Tariq Mitri English

The Role of Academia in Shaping Evidence Based Public Policies

Dr. Tarek Mitri

Dr. Tarek Mitri is the director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He has a distinguished record of public service, having served successive governments in Lebanon between 2005 and 2011 as Minister of Environment, Minister of Administrative Reform, Minister of Culture, Minister of Information, and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Mitri also served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya from 2012 to 2014.

Tariq Al Rifai English

Global Economic Trends: Forecasting the Next Financial Crisis

Tariq Al-Rifai

Nine years since the Global Financial Crisis and the world is still reeling from its effects, which is unprecedented in modern history. Policymakers and central bankers were quick to come up with solutions, but in doing so have not only guaranteed that there will be another crisis, but also that it will be larger than the last one. The lecture will shed the light on the global economic trends and the forecasting of the next financial crisis. Find out how this will affect you, Kuwait and the entire region.

Mohamad Moctar English

Economic Sustainability and its Related Policies

Dr. Mohamad El Moctar

The lecture will shed the light on the importance of economic sustainability and the design of its related policies and will increase awareness on the integration of innovative ways for sustainability to economic policies. The overall objective of the talk session is to engage national stakeholders and share lessons learned on economic sustainability and the process of public policy design and planning in this regard.


Considering Human Behavior in Making Policies

Barbara Fasolo

Dr. Barbara Fasolo is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Management and Head of the Behavioural Research Lab at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is an expert on choice processes and choice architecture.