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Yemen: reasons for poverty and war

When: Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Walker Center • 144 Hancock St. • short walk from the Riverside green line stop • Newton

Why has Saudi Arabia, the richest Arab country, launched a devastating war against Yemen, the poorest Arab country?  Why has the US been silent?  What are the external and internal factors and forces that historically have kept Yemen poor and cominated?  Val Moghadam will address these questions and more in her presentation.  Jean Miller will talk of her visit to Yemen prior to the war.

You must RSVP if you want to attend:  857 526 2579, donation $10

The Boston branch of the Women's International League fo Peace and Freedom is offering this talk and a chance to discuss Yemen.

Val Moghadam, a professor of sociology and international affairs at
Northeastern University who was born in Iran, specializes in the political
sociology of the Middle East and North Africa, social movements, and
development. She is the author of many books and articles, including
Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East (1993, 2003,
2013), and Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the
Global Justice Movement (2009, 2013).

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