U.N.-Saudi Youth Forum: A Calculated Message

Saudi Arabia has been sending bold messages domestically with the recent security crackdown on influential clerics, intellectuals, and other public figures, while simultaneously engaging in a global soft power projection, most recently through an event held in the heart of New York.

U.N.-Saudi Youth Forum: A Calculated Message
Arwa Damon, Mishaal al-Shemimry, Ahmed Mater, Maher Nasser, and Noor Neelofa speak on the panel "Cultural Diversity and the Power of Creativity" at the MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum in New York, Sept. 15. (MiSK Foundation)

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