The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the Crisis in US-Saudi Relations: Lessons for US Middle East Policy
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Nov , 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
The Antlers, A Wyndham Property

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On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He never walked out. A substantial body of evidence has surfaced to suggest that he was murdered–and his body dismembered–in a premeditated operation that can be traced to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman.

Khashoggi’s death has sparked a global crisis with few parallels in recent history. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now under international scrutiny not seen since 9/11. In the United States, there has been a growing chorus of outrage. It has been led by the media, civil society groups, human rights activists and average citizens, all of whom are demanding accountability from Riyadh and a reassessment of U.S.-Saudi relations. A bipartisan group of Senators are pushing for sanctions on Saudi Arabia in accordance with the Magnitsky Act.

How should the United States respond to this crisis? Should we be guided by our values and ethics or our economic and material interests? What are the broader lessons to be learned from this event that can guide a better US Middle East policy in the coming years? These questions will be answered in this lecture.

Registration Deadline Monday, November 12

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When:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Registration and Reception:  5:30 pm

Program and Q&A 6:15 pm

Where: 

Antlers Hotel, a Wyndham Property

Four S. Cascade, Colorado Springs

(underground parking validated)

Dr. Nader Hashemi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He obtained his doctorate from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and previously was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA Global Institute. His intellectual and research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political theory, in particular debates on religion and democracy, secularism and its discontents, Middle East and Islamic politics, democratic and human rights struggles in non-Western societies and Islam-West relations. He is the author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (Oxford University Press, 2009) and co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (Melville House, 2011), The Syria Dilemma (MIT Press, 2013) and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2017). He is frequently interviewed by PBS, NPR, CNN, Al Jazeera, Pacifica Radio and the BBC and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), CNN.com among other media outlets.

 

 

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