Virtual Meeting

Screening and Discussion of Kingdom of Silence

Friday, October 23, 2020

Director, Kingdom of Silence

Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; CFR Member

Executive Producer, Kingdom of Silence; Staff Writer, New Yorker; CFR Member


Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace; CFR Member

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the Showtime documentary Kingdom of Silence prior to the virtual discussion. The link to view the film will be available until November 2, 2020. 

Panelists discuss the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, the work of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the events leading to his death. From award winning director Rick Rowley, the essential insight of Kingdom of Silence is that Khashoggi’s life was emblematic of the U.S.-Saudi relationship’s hidden history; an alliance that has, in many ways, defined contemporary American foreign policy.

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