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Subject: Big Peace Conference on Saudi Arabia
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:07:48 +0000
From: Paul Shannon <PSha...@afsc.org>
To: ujp-pl...@googlegroups.com <ujp-pl...@googlegroups.com>, Paul Shannon <PSha...@afsc.org>


Don't miss it! The U.S.-Saudi alliance lies at the heart of the violence and suffering in the Middle East. Many are now questioning that alliance, opening the door to a new anti-war campaign. Best, paul

2016 Summit on Saudi Arabia:
Understanding the Kingdom and its Global Role

Dates: March 5- 6, 2016

Times: 8:30am- 6pm March 5 & 10am- 3pm March 6

Location: The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (4340 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008)

CODEPINK, along with The Nation Magazine, Institute for Policy Studies, Peace Action, and many other organizations (see below), is hosting a two-day summit examining the policies and practices of Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi ties.

This Summit will address issues such as human rights; Saudi internal and foreign policy; and the prospects for change inside the kingdom and in U.S.-Saudi relations.

 Human rights advocates, diplomats, scholars, authors, and grassroots activists will come together in this first-of-its-kind international summit examining the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 Who Should Attend?

You should attend:

If you would like to learn about the roots and spread of extremism in the Middle East.
If you seek solutions to violence in the Middle East.
If you support a US foreign policy that is based on respect for human rights.
If you are an advocate against global weapons proliferation.

At the Summit on Saudi Arabia, you will be able to connect with scholars, human rights advocates and other activists to discuss these issues and more. By attending panel discussions and workshops, you will gain tools and information to speak about these issues in your community, and join a network of change-makers seeking a reform in the US-Saudi relationship.

Payment:

$20 - $100 sliding scale, including lunch. Click here to buy your ticket!<https://codepink.nationbuilder.com/_2016_summit_on_saudi_arabia_payment>

 Speakers:

Chris Hedges, author
Vijay Prashad, author and professor at Trinity College
Rabayah Althaibani, Yemeni-American activist
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch
Ensaf Haider, Raif Badawi's wife (unconfirmed)
Ali al Alhmed, The Gulf Institute
Raed Jarrar, American Friends Service Committee
Lee Fang, journalist at the Intercept
Gabriel Justice, Saudi-American author and U.S. Veteran
Robert Vitalis, author and professor at the University of Pennsylvania
William Hartung, weapons expert, Center for International Policy
Hala Al-Dossari, Saudi writer and scholar
Kristine Beckerle, Human Rights Watch
Yasser Munif, professor at Emerson College
Andrew Hammond, doctoral candidate at Oxford University
Ebtihal Mubarak, Saudi journalist
Matar Ebrahim Ali Matar, Bahraini politician and activist

And many more! Find their bios here, and check back in periodically for updates!

Co-Sponsors:

The Nation Magazine
Peace Action
Center for Inquiry
Historians Against the War
Institute for Policy Studies
Just Foreign Policy
People Demanding Action
Popular Resistance
Coalition to End the U.S.-Saudi Alliance
RootsAction
The Gulf Institute
The Markaz Arts Center for the Greater Middle East
United For Peace and Justice
United National Anti-War Coalition
Veterans For Peace
World Beyond War
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Muslims4Peace
WESPAC Foundation
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)






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