LIVE STREAM: From Islam to Oil: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Influence

Krithika Varagur, Correspondent, The Guardian. Moderated by Cécile Shea.

From Islam to Oil: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Influence

A regional powerhouse, Saudi Arabia’s significance in the Middle East is undeniable. With oil prices now at their lowest point in decades, following a protracted price war with Russia and plummeting demand under the COVID-19 pandemic, join journalist Krithika Varagur in a video conversation with the Council's Cécile Shea on April 28 for a revealing look at the rise of Saudi regional and global influence, from its propagation of an ultraconservative strand of Islam, and military involvement in neighboring Yemen, to its domination of the global oil markets.

Copies of Krithika Varagur’s latest book, The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project, can be ordered online from the Book Cellar.

Please note, the originally scheduled April 28 in-person event with Krithika Varagur has been rescheduled and reformatted as a live stream discussion via Zoom that will take place on April 28 at 1:00 p.m. CDT as listed on this page. There is no cost to attend but you must register to receive the call-in details. Any refund information for tickets purchased for the original event will be communicated via email.

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1:00 p.m. CDT - Discussion

1:30 p.m. CDT - Audience Q&A

1:45 p.m. CDT - Adjournment