Clement M. Henry Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin

In addition to the politics of international oil, Henry's research interests include Middle Eastern responses to globalization, banking systems in Islamic Mediterranean countries, Islamic banking, and the development of civil societies in the Arab world. He is currently focusing on North Africa, especially Algeria, the source of his original interest in the region in the late 1950s, and is working with his coauthor (Robert Springborg)on a 2nd edition of "Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East" (Cambridge University Press, 2001), which presents a dialectical analysis of economic development strategies in the region. "The Mediterranean Debt Crescent" (1996) examines interrelationships between financial and political liberalization in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco,Tunisia, and Turkey. Henry previously taught at the American University in Cairo, and the American University of Beirut, where he directed the AUB Business School from 1981 to 1984.