Journalist Hassan Hassan gestures with both hands as he speaks to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Noah Rauch, who is moderating a public program at the Museum Auditorium. Rauch is in the foreground and out of focus. In the distance to Hassan’s right is American Enterprise Institute scholar Karen E. Young, who is listening as Hassan speaks.
Photo by Monika Graff

What Lies Ahead for Saudi Arabia?

  • February 21, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought to diversify the state’s economy and promote the kingdom as open and forward-looking. Yet, recent events, including the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and increased attention on Saudi involvement in the Yemeni Civil War, have undermined this effort. American Enterprise Institute scholar Karen E. Young and journalist Hassan Hassan discussed Saudi Arabia’s current sociopolitical and economic climate.

Photos

  • American Enterprise Institute scholar Karen E. Young, journalist Hassan Hassan, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Noah Rauch sit onstage during a public program at the Museum’s Auditorium. In this view from the audience, Young is speaking as Hassan and Rauch look towards her. About a dozen silhouetted audience members are in the foreground. Blue lights create a blue aura behind the participants onstage.
  • American Enterprise Institute scholar Karen E. Young sits with her legs crossed as she speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium. A dress she is wearing with bright red flowers contrasts with the blue lights of the stage. To her left is journalist Hassan Hassan, who is listening with his hands on his legs. The heads of several audience members are silhouetted and out of focus in the foreground.
  • Journalist Hassan Hassan holds up his right hand as he speaks onstage and looks towards the audience at the Museum Auditorium. American Enterprise Institute scholar Karen E. Young listens to Hassan’s right. Moderator Noah Rauch listens to Hassan’s right as he holds a clipboard.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

This is the full video recording of the public program "What Lies Ahead for Saudi Arabia?"

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FULL PROGRAM
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HIGHLIGHT CLIP
HIGHLIGHT CLIP

Other Resources

Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.

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