Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian will present a lecture on his recent book ‘Iffat Al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen on Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the Main Conference Room (11360) of Young Research Library at UCLA.
Dr. Kechichian will be introduced by Silva Katchiguian, President of the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)-LA.
Joseph A. Kechichian is a Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the CEO of Kechichian & Associates, LLC, a consulting partnership providing analysis on the Arabian/Persian Gulf region, and a Senior Writer with the Dubai-based Gulf News. Dr. Kechichian will highlight the modernizing influence Queen ‘Iffat Al Thunayan exerted in promoting women’s issues and advocating for gender equality in Saudi Arabia. Reception to follow.
The event is sponsored by the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies, co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the Armenian International Women’s Association.