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Crown Center to host talk by leading Saudi personality on Nov. 22

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis will host a talk by Prince Turki Al-Faisal, a senior member of the Saudi royal family, from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Goldfarb Library. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are pleased to welcome Prince Turki to Brandeis to discuss with us Saudi Arabia’s position in a chaotic Middle East,” says Shai Feldman, the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center. “Prince Turki has been a senior member of his country’s defense community for almost four decades. As Saudi Arabia now finds itself at the epicenter of many challenges to the region – Iran and ISIS being only the most salient among them – we are grateful for the opportunity to hear his analysis of these and other challenges currently facing the Middle East.”

From 1977-2001, Prince Turki was director general of Saudi Arabia’s main foreign intelligence service. He later also served as his country’s Ambassador to the United States, and to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Prince Turki now chairs the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, and is a visiting distinguished professor at Georgetown University and a Lamont Lecturer at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard.

The Crown Center at Brandeis is committed to conducting balanced and dispassionate research of the Middle East and to exposing the Brandeis community to different analysis of and competing narratives about developments in this important region. 

Light Middle Eastern fare will be served at the close of the event.

For more information, visit the Crown Center website.

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Date: November 14, 2016