Friday, April, 25, 2008

Understanding the Bin Ladens

Understanding the Bin Ladens

An Arabian Family in the American Century

The Bin Ladens rose from poverty to privilege; they loyally served the Saudi royal family for generations and became wealthy enough to live and invest in other countries, including the United States. Yet the family struggled to adapt simultaneously to Saudi Arabia’s puritanism and America’s myriad temptations. This became the context for Osama’s overwhelming determination to destroy the United States.

Steve Coll is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the national bestseller Ghost Wars. Please join us for what promises to be an insightful and provocative discussion.

Copies of The Bin Ladens will be sold at the event.

05/02/2008 – 12:15pm
05/02/2008 – 1:45pm
New America Foundationi
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW 7th Floor

Washington, 20009