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Joseph A. Kechichian, Senior fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia A politically conscious spouse, Queen ‘Iffat played the leading role in Sa‘udi female society, attended many state functions, and received female state guests. She traveled extensively, especially in Europe and the United States, supported myriad charities, and cajoled many to invest in the Kingdom. Universally respected, many people sought her advice for she shared her ambitions and ideas to benefit the entire country. This lecture is based on Professor Kechichian's book of the same title and highlights multiple interviews conducted with members of the al-Faysal family, friends, and acquaintances of the late Queen.
This conference features presentations focusing on comparative, cultural, and economic studies of Latin America, Spain and the Middle East, and provides educators of grades 7-12 with information for building comparative and contemporary world history unit lessons on Latin America, Spain and the Middle East.