Scheherazade Rehman

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International Business Professor Wins Teaching Award

Link to Full Article: Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international business, is the first faculty member of the School of Business to win a coveted University teaching award. 

Rehman was one of five GW professors honored April 20 with the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Faculty Prize.  She earned consistent praise from her students for her relevant and engaging presentation. 

“It’s when you see the light go off—that ‘ah ha!’ moment—that the students get self-motivated.  I don’t have to push them,” Rehman said.  “Students come up with innovative ideas.” 

Rehman keeps a busy schedule.  She gives a keynote speech before a closed forum of U.S. Congress members one month, teaches in Rome the next and then dashes off to Africa to do relief and development work for a nonprofit she helps run.  Then it’s a Washington Post video interview or a TV appearance on the “Colbert Report” or “PBS NewsHour.” Last year, Edward Elgar Publishers published Corruption And Its Manifestation In The Persian Gulf, a book Rehman wrote with GWSB Professor Hossein Askari and Nora Arfaa at the World Bank. 

Born in Pakistan and raised in Bahrain, Rehman has lived and worked in Turkey, the United Kingdom and Kenya.  That global  perspective benefits her work as director of the European Union Research Center at GW. 

The Trachtenberg award is the third  university-wide honor for Rehman, who is also a triple GW alumna (PhD, ’92, MBA, ’89, and BA, ’85).  Over the past year, the GW Institute of Public Policy honored her with its University Policy Research Scholar Award, and she earned the University Service Excellence Celebration Choice Award in the category of “Parents Choice.” 

“Professor Rehman completely reshapes students’ thinking about the world and is relentless in her desire for students to truly understand the material,” said Professor of Geography and International Affairs Marie Price, a 2005 Trachtenberg Prize winner and presenter of the 2011 awards.

REFORM ON WALLSTREET:

 GW Professor Scheherazade Rehman Answers Questions About Financial Reform Bill

July 16, 2010 

Link to Full Article: On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed landmark legislation, which will create the biggest restructuring of financial regulations since the Great Depression. The Senate voted 60 to 39 to pass the Wall Street reform bill, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign next week. Congress has spent almost two years trying to pass legislation in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Scheherazade Rehman, a professor of international business and finance and international affairs, sat down with GW Today to answer some questions surrounding the financial reform bill.

Professor Briefs Congress on U.S. Financial Crisis

At a closed-door breakfast meeting, GWSB Professor of International Business Scheherazade Rehman told members of Congress that there are no silver-bullet solutions to the economic crisis.

“Americans are badly shaken from a terrible 2008 and stumbling into a scary 2009,” she said at this year’s kick-off briefing in the Aspen Institute Congressional Program Breakfast Series. “The economic and financial numbers are rapidly being revised daily, always in the gloomier direction, and there is no economic model in sight for any reliable predictions for 2009.”

More than two dozen Congress members gathered at the Jan. 28 meeting to discuss the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), the fiscal stimulus bill, and global banking regulatory issues. No lobbyists, congressional staff, or outside observers were allowed to attend.
The Aspen Institute Congressional Program was established in 1983 by former U.S. Sen. Dick Clark as a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, educational program for members of Congress. It annually sponsors 20 closed-door briefings featuring distinguished scholars and international experts.

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