Reform and Modernization

Moving Saudi Arabia Forward: A Conversation with Amr Khashoggi (Pt.2)
11/24/2013

Moving Saudi Arabia Forward: A Conversation with Amr Khashoggi (Pt.2)

OUR CONVERSATION WITH AMR KHASHOGGI CONTINUES HERE. TO RETURN TO PART 1 CLICK HERE Moving Saudi Arabia Forward, Ambitious Plans and Best Practices: A Conversation with Amr Khashoggi – Part 2 [SUSRIS] You have talked in the past about what you called the three “E”s – energy, education and employment. Given the economic expansion and all of […]

Increased Authority for Provincial Governors
07/22/2013

Increased Authority for Provincial Governors

The governors of Saudi Arabia’s 13 provinces will be given more authority and responsibility for their regions according to a report today in Arab News. Crown Prince Salman told reporters about the emphasis on provincial leadership and officials to take more of a role in local affairs.

Change, Coexistence and Movies: Haifaa al-Mansour
07/17/2013

Change, Coexistence and Movies: Haifaa al-Mansour

The first Saudi woman to direct a feature film has been on a media campaign to promote “Wadjda,” a movie described as the first of its kind filmed in the Kingdom. In the process Haifaa al-Mansour has illuminated the progress and challenges for women in the Kingdom.

Weekend Shift A Welcome Development Among Saudis
07/01/2013

Weekend Shift A Welcome Development Among Saudis

There’s hardly anyone who likes to wait for the weekend to get here quickly but in the case of Saudi Arabia many have been waiting for years to see a change in where those magical days fall on the calendar. Now there’s a new weekend in the Kingdom as a royal decree has taken effect to shift the Thursday-Friday weekend one day to Friday-Saturday.

Who is Reem Asaad? – AmericanBedu
04/06/2013

Who is Reem Asaad? – AmericanBedu

Reem Asaad is an exceptional Saudi woman. She is a wife, mother, financial advisor, writer, activist and key promoter of rights for women in her country. She was ranked the third most powerful Arab Woman in 2012 by Arabian Business Magazine.

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