||Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs
Jean-Francois Seznec teaches at both at Columbia University and Georgetown
University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He has 25
years of experience in international banking and finance, ten years of
which were spent in the Middle East, including six years in Bahrain.
Dr. Seznec holds a B.A. from Washington College, an M.I.A. from Columbia
University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. His
area of expertise includes the capital markets, banks and regulatory institutions
of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. Professor Seznec
has shared his insights on Gulf affairs in numerous articles and television
and radio appearances, including CNN, C-Span and PBS. He has
published a book and numerous articles on the financial markets of the
Gulf and on oil and Islamic banking. A frequent guest and lecturer at the
Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Dr. Seznec serves on the advisory
board of Human Rights Watch, the finance committee of the Middle East Studies
Association, and the Board of the American Bahrain Friendship Society.