Event / Cheltenham Literature Festival

Saudi Arabia: What’s Next, with Madawi Al-Rasheed

9 Oct 2019 – 15.30 - 16.30

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 caused the eyes of the international community to become firmly fixed on Saudi Arabia, adding to already existing concerns regarding the country’s poor human rights record, its leading role in the conflict in Yemen and influence over the global oil and arms industries. Channel 4’s International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is joined by defence and security expert Armida van Rij, LSE Middle East Centre’s Madawi Al-Rasheed and journalist Zahra Hankir (Our Women on the Ground) to examine the desert Kingdom’s complex political and cultural landscape and ask whether it can ever become a truly progressive, modern nation.

£10 plus booking fee

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