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Virtual: US-Saudi Relations, Past and Present
March 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
The UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies is hosting a discussion on the current state of U.S.-Saudi relations with Victor MacFarland of the University of Missouri. The discussion will include the fallout from the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and the Biden administration’s efforts to recalibrate U.S. policy toward the kingdom, and place those events in the context of the longstanding ties between Washington and Riyadh, and ask where the U.S.-Saudi relationship might go from here.
Victor McFarland is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri and the author of Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance. He has served as a visiting scholar at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.
Moderated by Mike Morgan, associate professor of history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. Co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Global Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Department of History; Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center; Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs; and Triangle Institute for Security Studies.