Monday, March 7, 2016

Summit on Saudi Arabia held in Washington DC

Code Pink hosted several speakers at the Summit on Saudi Arabia and TRNN has all the speeches.
IMO, from the few I have listened to so far, the most impassioned one was from the son of the murdered pacifist cleric Al-Nimr.

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia:  Understanding the Kingdom and its Global Role

Speakers included the following:

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: The Foreign Policy of the 1%    
Vijay Prashad, author and professor at Trinity College

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: Human Rights    
Sunjeev Bery, Amnesty International, Dr. Sharat G. Lin, scholar on Middle Eastern migrant labor and Julianne Hill, Reprieve U.S. Legal Fellow. Moderator: Andrea Miller

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: Women in Saudi Arabia    
Ebtihal Mubarak, Saudi journalist and Kristine Beckerle, Human Rights Watch. Moderator: Jodie Evans

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: Saudi Foreign Policy    
Mohammed Al-Shami, Yemeni-American activist, Jamal Abdi, National Iranian American Council and Matar Matar, Bahraini politician and activist. Moderator: Joanne Landy

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: Supporting Change in Saudi Arabia    
Mohammed Al-Nimr, son of executed Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, Daniel Arshack, lawyer for imprisoned attorney Waleed Abu al-Khair, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Executive Director, International Civil Society Network (ICAN). Moderator: Nada Khader

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia: Oil, weapons sales, and U.S.-Saudi ties    
William Hartung, Center for International Policy, Raed Jarrar, American Friends Service Committee, Robert Vitalis, author and professor at University of Pennsylvania, Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies

More here about the summit here.

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