On April 25, the Saudi government presented Vision 2030, a sweeping plan for moving the kingdom beyond oil dependence. The plan proposes a broad socioeconomic transformation that would open new avenues of participation in the economy and public life, including the development of cultural resources and tourism. As part of its extensive coverage of Saudi Vision 2030, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion examining the socioeconomic and political dimensions of the vision, the conditions that led to its introduction, and the implications of its implementation.
Hala Aldosari, visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
Cem Mete, lead economist at the World Bank
Ali al Shihabi, Saudi political analyst
Kristin Smith Diwan, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (Moderator)