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"The International Political Economy of Saudi Arabia: Sovereign Fund and Foreign Policy"


Date:          Monday, 19 March 2018

Time:         3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:   Building 20, Room 103



Dr. Curran Flynn

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Department of General Studies




The talk addresses the nature of the foreign policy aspect of Saudi Arabia's foreign investment through its sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund (PIF).  Recently, Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 has led to a massive restructuring of the goals and oversight of the PIF. The talk will explain the structure and investments of the PIF and how it relates to Vision 2030, focusing on the international investments and how these investments complement and support Saudi Arabia's foreign policy.



Dr. Curran Flynn is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of General Studies at KFUPM. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has taught at LSE and at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia).


All faculty, researchers and students are invited to attend.​


19 Mar 2018


03:00 PM to 04:00 PM