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Pop-Up Event: “U.S.-Saudi Relations, Past and Present”

March 11, 2021 | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm


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Victor McFarland is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri and the author of Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance. He has served as a visiting scholar at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh. In this virtual event, Prof. McFarland will discuss the current state of U.S.-Saudi relations – including the fallout from the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and the Biden administration’s efforts to recalibrate U.S. policy toward the kingdom – placing those events in the context of the longstanding ties between Washington and Riyadh, and asking where the U.S.-Saudi relationship might go from here.

Moderated by Mike Morgan, Dept. of History (UNC-CH).


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Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. Co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Global Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Department of History; Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center; Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs; and Triangle Institute for Security Studies.


Thursday, March 11 | 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

UNC Chapel Hill


March 11, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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