Event / London School of Economics

Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia

7 Mar 2018 – 18.00-19.30

King Salman of Saudi Arabia began his rule in 2015 confronted with a series of unprecedented challenges. The dilemmas he has faced are new and significant, from leadership shuffles and falling oil prices to regional and international upheaval. This talk launches the edited volume Salman’s Legacy, which interrogates this era and assesses its multiple social, political, regional and international challenges. Whether Salman’s policies have saved the kingdom from serious upheaval is yet to be seen, but no doubt a new kingdom is emerging.

Join us for an evening of lively discussion, in conjunction with LSE Middle East Centre.

About the Speakers:

Madawi Al-Rasheed (@MadawiDr) is Visiting Professor at the LSE Middle East Centre and editor of Salman’s Legacy. In January 2017, she returned to the MEC from a sabbatical year at the Middle East Institute, the National University of Singapore. Previously, she was Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation, and Professor of Anthropology of Religion at King’s College London. She was also Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. She has taught at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

Steffen Hertog is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He joined the Government Department in 2010 as a lecturer. He was previously Kuwait Professor at Sciences Po Paris, lecturer in political economy at the University of Durham and post-doctoral research fellow at Princeton University.

Michael Farquhar is Lecturer in Middle East Politics at King’s College London. He completed his PhD in the Department of Government at LSE and has previously been an LSE Fellow and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.

Salman’s Legacy
The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia
London School of Economics
Wolfson Theatre, Lower Ground Floor
New Academic Building
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