Khaled Gad was a student in Fred Spier's Big
History course. During the course, he wrote a paper that
became the kernel of a proposal for a paper at the conference,
Education Without Borders 2011, which took place in the United Arab
Emirates. The website for this is at
http://ewb.hct.ac.ae/ His paper was selected as one of the
best 36 papers out of 700+ papers submitted, and he was therefore invited to present it at the conference. He
received the award for best paper/presentation for the Economics theme!
Khaled wanted to thank Fred for teaching him to look at the world
from a holistic perspective. He reports that the audience "simply
loved the whole "Complexity" and "Goldilocks Principle" terminology
and how it was applied to the economic world."