The New Populist nationalism in Saudi Arabia (REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL)

The New Populist nationalism in Saudi Arabia (REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL)

Friday, 6 November 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madawi Al-Rasheed (KCL and LSE), author of Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (2018)
Ben Hubbard (The New York Times), author of MBS: The Rise to Power of MBS (2020)
Dr Usaama Al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford)
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series

The seminar discusses the simultaneous phenomena of reform and repression in Saudi Arabia under Crown Prince Muhammad ibn Salman. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has seen swift social and economic changes, including women being granted the right to drive and efforts to diversify the economy. The same period has also seen waves of detention, heightened restrictions on free speech and the flight of Saudis abroad. How will these changes interact as Saudi Arabia moves forward?

Speaker bio

Madawi Al-Rasheed:
Ben Hubbard: