Wilson Center – Change and Consequences: Is Saudi Arabia at the Dawn of a New Era?

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Monday, May 1, 2017
3:30pm-5:00pm

6th Floor Flom Auditorium

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Saudi Arabia finds itself facing a series of new challenges: declining oil prices, the rise of ISIS, and the nearby conflict in Yemen, among others. The kingdom’s leadership has taken some short-term steps to address these issues while also putting together a long-term plan—Saudi Vision 2030. This panel will explore these changes, their impact, and the policy proposals.

Speakers:
Fatimah Baeshen
Visiting Scholar, Arabia Foundation

Kristin Smith Diwan
Senior Resident Scholar, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington

David Ottaway
Middle East Fellow, Wilson Center

Abdulaziz Sager
Chairman, Gulf Research Center

Moderator:
Henri J. Barkey
Director, Middle East Program, Wilson Center