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Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads – Visionary Future or Desert Mirage with Barry Pell
September 30 @ 11:00 am
Join Barry Pell as he talks about a country on the cusp of change and meet its warm and hospitable people. Learn how the Saudi royal family, who has ruled the country since the 1930s, is now embarked on a new course – reducing the nation’s dependence on oil in part by opening the country for tourism and eliminating the religious police, and severely curtailing the influence of religious leaders. This largest nation on the Arabian Peninsula has witnessed enormous changes during the last hundred years. Registration required.