Islamism Versus Nationalism: Ideological Contestations, the Rise of MBS and the Saudi Nationalist Project

Feb 6, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
202 Jones Hall
Free and open to the public



Event Description
Bernard Haykel

Bernard Haykel is a scholar of the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the politics, economics and history of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and Yemen. He is professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University where he is also director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East. Haykel is author of “Revival and Reform in Islam” and editor of “Saudi Arabia in Transition.” He is now completing a book on the modern history of Saudi Arabia. This presentation forms part of this project. Haykel has supervised over 10 PhD dissertations that deal with Arabian politics and history and has received several prominent awards, such as the Prize Fellowship at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, the Carnegie Corporation and Guggenheim fellowships and the Old Dominion Professorship at Princeton. He appears frequently in print and broadcast media. These include interviews with and articles for PBS, NPR, the New York Times, Project Syndicate, Al Arabia, Al Jazeera, and the BBC among others. He earned his doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford.