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CIC#11 - Sarah MacDonald: "Oman: A Calm Port in the Middle Eastern Storm”

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Saskatoon Club

417 21st Street East

Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8

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NOTICE OF THE ELEVENTH EVENT - 2017-2018 PROGRAMME

DATE: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

PLACE: Saskatoon Club, 417 21st Street East, Saskatoon

TIME: 8:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

SPEAKER: Sarah MacDonald

TOPIC: Oman: A Calm Port in the Middle Eastern Storm

Two ways to register: [1] Public presentation, 8:00 pm – free; or

[2] Dinner with the speaker 6:00 pm, followed by presentation

$20 – Student Special

$25 – All other CIC members

$30 – Nonmembers

*** Registering for dinner (see below) - if Eventbrite is not responding properly, register for dinner by sending an email to saskatoon@theCIC.org before 4:00 pm on Friday, April 20. ***



War. Terrorism. Sectarianism. Oppressed women. Tyrannical dictators. These are the stereotypes associated with the Middle East. Indeed, it is a region often mired in conflict.

But one little corner of the region is an example of peace and tolerance: the Sultanate of Oman. In this presentation, Oman: A Calm Port in the Middle Eastern Storm, our speaker will introduce the audience to the most peaceful and diplomatic country in the Middle East. Since 1975, when its last internal conflict ended, Oman has avoided war and positioned itself as a regional mediator. It has also become an example of how a multicultural and multi-sect society can live in peace.

This presentation will provide highlights of the nation’s history and present-day society, and explain how it has played an important neutral role mediating for Iran and the USA, mediating for the current war in Yemen, and its position in the Gulf Crisis (in which Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a few other allies cut ties with Qatar) and the war in Syria.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Sarah MacDonald is a writer and journalist who spent seven years working as a lecturer and journalist in the Sultanate of Oman. A graduate of the International Cooperation and Conflict Studies program at the University of Saskatchewan, she is back in Saskatoon where she is currently writing a book about Oman and its role in the Middle East. She has long been interested in Middle Eastern politics and history and in addition to working in Oman, has travelled throughout the region and spent time volunteering in Palestine and studying classical Arabic in Oman.


Itinerary:

6:00 p.m. Doors open, pre-dinner chat

6:30 p.m. Dinner with the speaker (RSVP)

7:40 p.m. Doors open for public presentation

8:00 p.m. Speaker presentation - open to the public

Student Special: Students - if you are not yet a member of CIC, come to dinner with us, and pay $20 for your meal - then CIC-Saskatoon will pay for your membership for the next 12 months. Please complete a membership application (available on-site and online) before the end of the event, and we'll do the rest.

Registration for presentation and for dinner/presentation through the Eventbrite website.

If joining for dinner, payment by credit card (deadline: April 20, 4:00 p.m.). Dinner registrants will be expected to pay even if they cannot or do not attend. Persons with dinner reservations who cannot attend are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.


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