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Saudi Arabia and its Global Role
Date Friday April 22
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San José Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Public transit: VTA 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorSan José Peace and Justice Center
Emailsjpjc [at]
Address48 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a sacred pillar of the dollar and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, has come under increasing scrutiny for its ambiguous role in the conflicts unleashed by the Arab Spring, most notably in Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and in the rise of ISIS. Saudi Arabia's global role is rooted in the unique juxtaposition of ultra authoritarian rule by the royal family, extreme oil wealth, and the exceptionialism of being home to the two holy cities.

Sharat G. Lin writes on global political economy, the Middle East, labor migration, and public health. He is a research fellow and former president of the San José Peace and Justice Center. He has lived in Saudi Arabia.

Open to the public | Suggested donation $5-10
Wheelchair accessible

Sponsored by the San José Peace and Justice Center
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 4th, 2016 1:52 PM

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