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Dr Saeed Al-Muharrami of Oman Will Visit BSC and Princeton Senior High School

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    Friday, November 18 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

On November 30, Dr. Saeed Al-Muharrami of Oman, currently a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., will share his professional expertise at Bluefield State College and Princeton Senior High School.

At 9 a.m. on November 30, Dr. Al-Muharrami will discuss the Impact of the Arab Spring on World Politics and Financial Markets in BSC's W. Paul Cole School of Business, Mahood Hall, Room 215, with students of Professor Darrel Malamisura's course on International Management.

At 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, Dr. Al-Muharrami will discuss Oman Today with members of Princeton Senior High School's Model United Nations Club.

Dr. Al-Muharrami, whose areas of expertise include banking and finance, obtained his undergraduate education in the USA and completed graduate studies in banking and finance in the United Kingdom. In Oman, he is Associate Professor of Banking & Finance at the College of Commerce & Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, where he teaches Microeconomics, Principles of Finance, Principles of Investment, Feasibility Studies and Analysis, Capital Structure and Budgeting, Financial Markets and Institutions, Commercial Banks Management to undergraduates and Principles of Finance to MBA Students.

An active member of several economic, health, and sports associations, Dr. Al-Muharrami has assisted in the organization of conferences on the New Knowledge Economy; Governance, Competitiveness and the Future; Accountability and Transparency and Their Roles in Developing Gulf Economy; Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges, and; Business and Society in the Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges in the Third Millennium. He has served as an external examiner of master's theses on natural resources economics and is a referee for the Journal of Financial Economic Policy (published by Emerald); Measuring Business Excellence (published by Emerald); and, Comparative Economic Studies (published by Palgrave Macmillan).

Dr. Al-Muharrami has published his research in British and American scholarly journals on topics such as Market structure and competitive conditions in the Arab GCC Banking system; Arab GCC Banking Industry: What Does Determine the Profitability?; The Causes of Productivity Change in GCC Banking Industry; Politics and Productivity in GCC Banking Industry; An Examination of Technical, Pure Technical, and Scale Efficiencies in GCC Banking; Testing the Contestability in Kuwait Banking Industry; Analysis of Competitiveness in Qatar Banking Industry, and; Measuring the Market Structure of GCC Banking Industries. He is also the author of three books on Arab banking.

Dr. Al-Muharrami will enjoy a home stay with Fulbright Language teaching Assistant for Arabic Fares Dabbagieh of Syria and Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant for Portuguese Cristiano Melo of Brazil.

Dr. Al-Muharrami's visit to Bluefield State College and Princeton Senior High School is funded by the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program, which also relies on the willingness of host institutions of Fulbright Scholars in Residence to share their scholars with other U.S. institutions of higher education. The Fulbright Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, a subsidiary of the New York-based Institute for International Education.

This project is being presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

BSC's Office of International Initiatives is coordinating this activity in collaboration with BSC's School of Arts and Sciences and Mr. Jack Parker, Principal, and Mrs. Sherry Strow, Model UN Club Advisor, of Princeton Senior High School. For information about this initiative, contact BSC's Office of International Initiatives Coordinator Dr. Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi at internationalbsc@bluefieldstate.edu or call (304) 327-4036.