Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

"Sectarianism and the Shi'ite Minority in Saudi Arabia" Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1:30 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1201


Natana Delong-Bas (Boston College)

“Between Conflict and Coexistence: Saudi Shi’a as Subjects, Objects, and Agents in Wasatiyya and Wataniyya”

Andrew Hammond (Oxford University)

“Saudi Arabia, Sectarianism, and ‘Ideological Security’”

Toby Matthiessen (Oxford University)

“Who Profits from Sectarianism in Saudi Arabia?”


This public panel is held as part of the two-day conference on "Sectarianism, Identity, and Conflict in Islamic Contexts: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives", sponsored by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and the Arab Studies Institute.

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