Winchester Academy to host free program March 19
The Winchester Academy will host a free program at the Waupaca Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19.
Beth K. Dougherty, a professor of political science at Beloit College, will present “The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry: View from Riyadh,” which examines the political, economic, demographic, and religious aspects of the Saudi-Iranian rivalry and how it impacts U.S. foreign policy.
Since 1979, Saudi Arabia and Iran have competed and currently back opposite sides in regional conflicts.
Saudi foreign policy is driven by its fears of Iranian domination in the Persian Gulf, reflecting geopolitical concerns and fundamental worries about its own domestic stability.
The pending transfer of power from King Salman to his son and the rapidly changing socio-political context in Saudi Arabia have increased the volatility of the Saudi-Iranian struggle for regional dominance.
The Winchester Academy is a center for life-long learning, aims to enrich the community by providing stimulating, informative and engaging free programs outside the traditional structure of high school and college.
Free programs are open to everyone Mondays beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Waupaca Area Public Library. Coffee and cookies are served at 6 p.m.