Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Dr. Toby Jones on the power dynamics between the Middle East's two most powerful countries.
The Albuquerque International Association hosts a lecture by Dr. Toby Jones on the power dynamics between the Middle East's two most powerful countries - Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have emerged as the Middle East’s most powerful countries. Driven partly by mutual enmity and partly by suspicion, Riyadh and Tehran have increasingly sought to contain and confront one another on battlegrounds across the region, from Yemen to Syria. What drives Saudi Arabia’s fears about Iran? How is the kingdom pursuing its interests and at what cost?
Dr. Toby Jones is a historian of the modern Middle East. Jones’s scholarship focuses primarily on the political history of the Persian Gulf. He is associate professor of history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He teaches courses on global environmental history, energy, and the modern Middle East. In 2015 Jones was recognized as a Rutgers Chancellor’s Scholar for distinguished scholarship.
To register, visit www.abqinternational.org.
Lecture: $15/Albuquerque International Association Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 26) with ID – Free. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199 by August 26. You can also pay on-line with credit card or at the door (cash or check only).