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

Dates: March 5- 6, 2016

Times: Saturday, 8:00am to 9:00pm | Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm

Location: The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (4340 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008)

CODEPINK, along with The Nation Magazine, Institute for Policy Studies, Peace Action, and many other organizations (see below), is hosting a two-day summit examining the policies and practices of Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi ties.

This Summit will address issues such as human rights; Saudi internal and foreign policy; and the prospects for change inside the kingdom and in U.S.-Saudi relations.

Human rights advocates, diplomats, scholars, authors, and grassroots activists will come together in this first-of-its-kind international summit examining the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Who Should Attend?

You should attend:
•If you would like to learn about the roots and spread of Islamic extremism.
•If you seek solutions to violence in the Middle East.
•If you support a US foreign policy that is based on respect for human rights.
•If you are an advocate against global weapons proliferation.

At the Summit on Saudi Arabia, you will be able to connect with scholars, human rights advocates and other activists to discuss these issues and more. By attending panel discussions and workshops, you will gain tools and information to speak about these issues in your community, and join a network of change-makers seeking a reform in the US-Saudi relationship.

Payment:

$20 – $100 sliding scale, including lunch. Click here to buy your ticket!

Speakers:
• Chris Hedges, author
• Vijay Prashad, author and professor at Trinity College
• Rabayah Althaibani, Yemeni-American activist
• Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
• Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch
• Ensaf Haider, Raif Badawi’s wife (unconfirmed)
• Ali al Alhmed, The Gulf Institute
• Raed Jarrar, American Friends Service Committee
• Lee Fang, journalist at the Intercept
• Gabriel Justice, Saudi-American author and U.S. Veteran
• Robert Vitalis, author and professor at the University of Pennsylvania
• William Hartung, weapons expert, Center for International Policy
• Hala Al-Dossari, Saudi writer and scholar
• Kristine Beckerle, Human Rights Watch
• Yasser Munif, professor at Emerson College
• Andrew Hammond, doctoral candidate at Oxford University
• Ebtihal Mubarak, Saudi journalist
• Matar Ebrahim Ali Matar, Bahraini politician and activist

And many more! Find their bios here, and check back in periodically for updates!

Co-Sponsors:
•The Nation Magazine
•Peace Action
•Center for Inquiry
•Historians Against the War
•Institute for Policy Studies
•Just Foreign Policy
•People Demanding Action
•Popular Resistance
•Coalition to End the U.S.-Saudi Alliance
•RootsAction
•The Gulf Institute
•The Markaz Arts Center for the Greater Middle East
•United For Peace and Justice
•United National Anti-War Coalition
•Veterans For Peace
•World Beyond War
•Voices for Creative Nonviolence
•Campaign for Peace and Democracy
•Muslims4Peace
•Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
•WESPAC Foundation
•U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)
•Western New York Peace Center
•Food Not Bombs

Any Questions?

Please email Andrea at andrea@codepink.org

Don’t forget to join our Facebook event, where we will also be posting updates on speakers and co-sponsors!

**Accessibility: For any inquiries about language interpreters, please contact andrea@codepink.org.

http://www.codepink.org/2016saudisummit

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