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Evaluating the Relationship Between MIT and the Saudi Monarchy

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: MIT • 33 Mass. Ave • room 1-190 • Cambridge

 

 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against the Saudi flag
Please join us for this substantive forum that will explore ethical questions and potential conflicts of interest generated by the recent agreements between the Saudi monarchy and the MIT Administration.
 
The assassination of journalist Jamal Kashoggi and the military  role of the Saudi Monarchy in Yemen call for a thorough examination of this relationship. The forum will include an authority on the Saudi monarchy, Helen Whiston of Human Rights Watch, and MIT faculty and graduate student panelists addressing questions of whether such relationships conform to MIT’s mission and principles. A representative from the Administration has been invited to report on the Administration’s examination of the relationships.
 
Speakers:
PhD Candidate, Political Science, MIT
 
Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, MIT
 
Professor, Department of Biology
 
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Tufts University
 
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, Middle East and North Africa Division
 
PhD Candidate, Political Science, MIT

 

Suggested reading:
President Reif’s response
Associate Provost Richard Lester’s letter to the MIT faculty
 
Sponsored by Radius MIT
This program is co-sponsored with the MIT Faculty Newsletter
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