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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.
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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