Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Contradictions?

Dr. Sharat G. Lin

11 a.m., June 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, has one of the most repressive regimes, is a cornerstone in stabilizing the U.S. dollar, has one of the most oppressive labor systems, is the biggest funder of Islamic institutions worldwide, and plays a pivotal role in the genesis of and fight against jihadi movements. Sharat G. Lin takes a look inside the Kingdom of contradictions and extremes.

Dr. Lin is a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. He writes and lectures on global political economy, labor migration, the Middle East, and public health. He has lived for several years in Saudi Arabia.

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