On December 13, 2010, Prof. Dr. El Namaki, Dean of Victoria University, joined a round table discussion hosted by the Dubai School of Government (DSG). The topic was “From Credit Faking to Credit Rating: The Fall and Rise of the Credit Rating Industry.”


Dr. El Namaki had been invited to Dubai because of his academic credentials. The DSG added that it “welcomes scholarly discussion among its students, faculty, staff, and guests from diverse cultural backgrounds.” Dr. El Namaki, the author of several books and articles, has more than 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in the field of management. Under various capacities, he has served some top institutions in the Netherlands, China and the United Arab Emirates.


The Dubai School of Government is a research and teaching institution in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which focuses on public policy in the Arab world. The School was established in 2005 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, DSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.