Patt Morrison for April 27, 2010

Alaya Bettaieb on investment, innovation and new technology in the Arab world

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Advances in technology could help bridge the gap between the U.S. and the Arab World

When President Obama visited Cairo and gave his landmark address to the Arab world, he spoke of the need to begin significant engagement with the Muslim-majority countries in the areas of technology and the knowledge economy. Venture capitalist Alaya Bettaieb talks with Patt about how investment, innovation and technology are the building blocks for economic development and strong business ties that can bridge cultures and strengthen bonds between the U.S. and the Arab world.

Guest:

Alaya Bettaieb, director of the Arab Academic Technology Transfer Project at the Arab Science & Technology Foundation


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