Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | Saudi Arabia in Transition

Date & Time

Sept. 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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Karen Eliott House, Adjunct Sr. Fellow, Belfer Center at Harvard University; Former Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs Politics


WorldBoston (events@worldboston.org, 617-542-8995)

As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to its drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to bring new ideas and a new future to his country. These changes include focusing on younger generations and potentially bringing change to old customs, including allowing women to drive. During this transition of power and ideas, from one leader to another, how will Saudi Arabia cope with the rapidly changing base of its society? How will the U.S. continue its relationship with the changing country, taking into consideration their many common interests, but also vast amounts of differences and limitations, in order to seek productive change? Come join us for a discussion on these questions with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Karen Elliott House.