September 18, 2012

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future

In On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future, member of the CNAS Board of Directors and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Karen Elliott House navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the mysterious nation that is the world’s largest exporter of oil, critical to global stability and a source of Islamic terrorists.

Karen Elliott House retired in March 2006 as senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company and publisher of all print editions of The Wall Street Journal.  She was also a member of the company's executive committee. Prior to being appointed publisher of The Wall Street Journal in July 2002, Ms. House had been president of Dow Jones' international group since January 1995. In 1984, Ms. House received a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for her coverage of the Middle East. Ms. House is a former director and a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the board of the Trilateral Commission.  She is a former trustee of Boston University, and a member of the board of trustees of RAND.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former trustee of The Asia Society and a member of the advisory council for the College of Communication at the University of Texas.