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Karen Elliott House Presents 2013 Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture on Saudi Arabia
Karen Elliott House, former publisher of The Wall Street Journal, will speak about her most recent book, On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at the James R. Wilburn Auditorium, Malibu. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
House will provide an inside look, based on 30 years of reporting, at the shrouded Saudi society, its social contradictions, and potential political vulnerabilities as an absolute monarchy on which the prosperity of the entire global economy so heavily depends.
House retired in 2006 as publisher of The Wall Street Journal, senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company, and a member of the company's executive committee. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor for international reporting, House is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.