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Evaluating the Relationship Between MIT and the Saudi Monarchy

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against the Saudi flag
Please join us for this substantive forum that will explore ethical questions and potential conflicts of interest generated by the recent agreements between the Saudi monarchy and the MIT Administration.
 
The assassination of journalist Jamal Kashoggi and the military  role of the Saudi Monarchy in Yemen call for a thorough examination of this relationship. The forum will include an authority on the Saudi monarchy, Helen Whiston of Human Rights Watch, and MIT faculty and graduate student panelists addressing questions of whether such relationships conform to MIT’s mission and principles. A representative from the Administration has been invited to report on the Administration’s examination of the relationships.
 
Speakers:
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Tufts University
 
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, Middle East and North Africa Division
 

Details

Date:
December 6
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizer

Radius MIT
Website:
http://radius.mit.edu/

Venue

MIT Room 1-190
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Website:
mit.edu