The Middle East Institute (MEI) mourns the loss of Dr. Richard A. Debs, a distinguished member of our International Advisory Council (IAC), who passed away January 28, 2024. Dr. Debs leaves behind a legacy of immense contributions to the financial world and a deep commitment to fostering understanding and cooperation across international borders.

Dr. Debs was deeply involved in educational, cultural, and policy-oriented endeavors, contributing his expertise and resources to various institutions and causes. His work with the Institute’s IAC exemplified his commitment to promoting dialogue and understanding between the Middle East and the wider world.

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