U.S.-Saudi Relations in the Trump-MBS Era

April 29th,2019 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Baher Ghosheh,Ph.D.

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have a complicated relationship. We see eye-to-eye
on some issues, but we are worlds apart when it comes to democratic values,
human rights, and equal rights for women. MBS (Mohammad bin Salman),
the de facto leader of the kingdom has vowed to modernize Saudi Arabia and
liberalize its social and educational systems. Is MBS (Arabia's Trump) a true
reformer, or just another brutal Middle Eastern dictator?
– Baher Ghosheh, Ph.D.

Baher Ghosheh,Ph.D.

Dr. Baher Ghosheh holds a Ph.D. in Economic Development from SUNY-Buffalo and has been a Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, cultural and economic Geography at Edinboro University since 1989. He has graduate degrees in International Relations/Middle Eastern Studies, International Trade, and Comparative Economic Development. A native of Jerusalem, Dr. Ghosheh has lived in seven countries and traveled to fifty-four countries, and has taught in Japan, China, Russia, Italy, and Morocco. He has authored one book and 60+ articles on the Middle East, Asia, and Japan. He was awarded a Fulbright to conduct research in Malaysia and Singapore and was selected as the Pennsylvania Geographer of the Year in 1999 and Edinboro University's Educator of the Year in 2009/2010.