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Saudi Arabia and its Global Role

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Date:
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Gene Ruyle
Email:
Phone:
510-428-1578
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue (between Alcatraz Av. and 66th St.)
Oakland, CA 94609

Public transit: Ashby BART, AC 1, AC 18

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a sacred pillar of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, has played an 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, oil wealth, and exceptionialism of being home to Makkah.

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

Open to the public
FREE – but donations will be collected for NPML
Wheelchair accessible

Sponsored by the Institute for the Critical Study of Society
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 3, 2016 1:09AM
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