[haw-info] March 5-6 Upcoming Antiwar Summit on Saudi-US Relations -Washington DC
From the Steering Committee of Historians Against WarPlease be sure to share this message with historians in the Washington DC -Maryland- Virginia area.Dear Friend,We encourage you to make your way to Washington DC on March 5-6 for the first-ever 2-day Summit on Saudi Arabia and US-Saudi ties, hosted by CODEPINK, Historians Against War , The Nation Magazine, Institute for Policy Studies, Peace Action, and many others. The new wave of hostilities unleashed by the the January 2 Saudi execution of prominent Shia cleric Nimr Al-Nimr shows how critical it is for us to understand the dynamics of Saudi politics and its effects throughout the Middle East.The conference includes a great line up of over 15 confirmed speakers, including Saudi, Yemeni, and Bahraini nationals, keynotes from Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad, and representatives from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Gulf Institute, and the National Iranian American Council.This Summit will address issues such as human rights, Saudi domestic and foreign policy, and the prospects for change inside the Kingdom and in U.S.-Saudi relations.Who Should Attend?You should attend if you:
- Want to learn about the roots and spread of Islamic extremism.
- Seek solutions to violence in the Middle East.
- Support a US foreign policy that is based on respect for human rights.
- Oppose global weapons proliferation.
- Are working to end our dependence on fossil fuels.
At the Summit on Saudi Arabia, you will learn about a country that is such a close ally of the US government and business community but is at the root of many of the problems plaguing the Middle East. By attending keynotes, panel discussions and workshops by people who are from the region or have spent time there, you will gain tools and information to speak about these issues in your community and become an active part of a network of change-makers seeking to influence the nature of US-Saudi ties.Payment$20 - $100 sliding scale, including lunch.Any Questions?