His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud delivered the inaugural Malik Lecture at the College, entitled "Building Bridges Through Dialogue."
His Royal Highness provided a political and military history of Saudi Arabia during his lecture and several times denounced "those who use religion for political gain." Prince Turki followed his lecture with an extensive question and answer session with the audience. Topics during the Q&A ranged from the occupation of Kashmir to women's rights in Saudi Arabia to the issue of Palestinian statehood.
The Malik Lecture Series at The College of Brockport, State University of New York, will be an annual opportunity to foster greater East-West understanding and promote dialogue between cultures. The Series is named in honor of Salahuddin Malik, PhD, professor of history at the College.
The lecture is presented here in six parts.