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League of Women Voters: Great Discussions

Event Type: Adult Services
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)
Date: 4/25/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Saudi Arabia in Transition by Lawrence G. Potter

As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and blame its promotion of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative version of Islam, for creating jihadists. Bipartisan criticism of Saudi Arabia is rising in Congress. Both countries need each other, but they are at a crossroads in bilateral relations.
Great Decisions 2017 is sponsored by the League and the library. There will be eight weekly meetings at 7:00 p.m. starting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in room 334 of the Washington County Free Library, 100 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, and continuing for the remaining 8 months on the fourth Tuesday Every month.

Please visit http://www.lwvwashco.org/great_decisions for information and to purchase the workbook. The cost is $25.00 to cover the book of readings and the DVD shown at each meeting.
Library: Hagerstown (Central)    Washington County Free Library
Location: Conference Room - 334 (Hagerstown)