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The Yemen Catastrophe: Origins and Actors with Valentine M. Moghadam
December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign to dislodge the Houthis has created a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yemeni people and an international headache for Saudi allies. Is an end in sight? The presentation will provide a brief historical overview and a description of the local, regional, and international actors involved and complicit.
Val Moghadam is Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. She has previously held posts at Purdue University and Illinois State University, and at the WIDER Institute in Helsinki and UNESCO in Paris. Born in Iran and the author of many books and journal articles, her geographic area of specialization is the Middle East and North Africa. Prof. Moghadam is a board member of Massachusetts Peace Action and a member of the Boston branch of WILPF.