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The Saudi Line and American Politics

November 07, 2018
11:30 AM MST - 1:30 PM MST
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University Club Denver
1673 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
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"[Trump] offered strong opinions about the essential nature of Islam—that terror will condemn your soul, not save it; that ISIS “falsely invokes” the name of God; that tolerance and equality are the hallmarks of all three Abrahamic faiths—that line up well with the platitudes Saudi royals sometimes repeat at international gatherings, for the comfort of non-Muslims. He didn’t bring up any of the hard questions about the high level of support for ISIS in Saudi Arabia." - Graeme Wood, Trump Complies Perfectly with the Saudi Line

On Wednesday, November 7, Graeme Wood (correspondent for The Atlantic) will speak to WorldDenver about Saudi Arabia's global role, including its policies, relationships, and effects on the United States under the Trump administration.

Event Details

11:30AM- 12:00 p.m.:  Networking Reception
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Presentation & Audience Q+A

About the Speaker

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Graeme Wood is a correspondent for The Atlantic, lecturer at Yale University and author of “The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State,” which was listed as a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2017. Wood also published the groundbreaking news story “What ISIS Really Wants,” the cover for The Atlantic’s March 2015 issue. He was the 2015-2016 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a lecturer in political science at Yale University since 2014. He was formerly a contributing editor to The New Republic and books editor of Pacific StandardWood attended Deep Springs College, Harvard, Indiana University, and the American University in Cairo.

He was a reporter at The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh in 1999, then lived and wrote in the Middle East from 2002 to 2006. He has received fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council (2002-2003), the South Asian Journalists Association (2009), the East-West Center (2009-2010), and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide (2013-2014). He has appeared many times on television and radio (CNN, ABC, BBC, MSNBC, VICE, et al.), was the screenwriter of a Sundance Official Selection (2010, short film), and led a Nazi-hunting expedition to Paraguay for a History Channel special in 2009.

Wood is also the author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State (Penguin Random House, 2016).


$85.00 Non-Member Ticket

$30.00 WorldDenver Young Professional

$35.00 WorldDenver Members