Thursday, July 28, 2011

20th Annual Arab-US Policy-Makers' Conference

20th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Dynamics of Recent Events in the Arab World:
Framing the Arab and U.S. Responses

October 27 - 28, 2011
Washington, DC

20th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference





Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

A government-issued, photo identification is necessary to enter the Ronald Reagan Building.


HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Sa'ud

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Sa'ud served as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States from September 13, 2005 until February 12, 2007. From 1977 to 2001, he served as the Director General of the General Intelligence Directorate, the Kingdom's main foreign intelligence service. Prince Turki is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and is the Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh. Prince Turki serves as a member of the Boards of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies. HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Sa'ud

Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr.

Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr. is President Emeritus of the Middle East Policy Council. He served as United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1993-94), earning the Department of Defense's highest public service awards for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China. Ambassador Freeman is Chairman of the Board of Projects International, Inc., a Washington, DC-based business development firm. Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr.

Ms. Mae S. Al Mozaini

Ms. Mae S. Al Mozaini is director of Public Affairs at Aramco Services Company in Houston, a U.S. subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Ms. Al Mozaini has worked for Saudi Aramco for 21 years, serving in a number of leadership posts including director of Media Production, administrator of International Public Relations, director of The Aramco Exhibit, administrator of Saudi Arab Development, and administrator of Corporate Brand Management. Her most significant projects include the celebration of the company's 75th anniversary in 2008. Ms. Mae S. Al Mozaini

Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla is a professor of political science at Emirates University and the lead author of the 2008 Arab Knowledge Report. He was a member of the Dubai Cultural Council, the general coordinator of the Gulf Development Forum, director of the research center at AlKhaleej newspaper, editor of the Gulf Strategic Report, editor of the Journal of Social Affairs, and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Population Growth in 2008 and 2009. Professor Abdulla is the author of several books, most recently "Narrative of Politics" and "The Gulf Regional System." He has written more than 30 articles; the latest is "Sociopolitical Issues of the Arab Gulf Moment," published by the London School of Economics in 2010. Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Ms. Molly Williamson

Ms. Molly Williamson speaks extensively on US foreign policy, the interagency process, energy, economic and demographic factors affecting policy formulation, and US-Middle East relations, especially the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iran, and nuclear challenges. Williamson is a scholar with the Middle East Institute, a consultant, lectures at Johns Hopkins University Osher Institute, and is a Distinguished Scholar-In-Residence at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. She is a former Foreign Service Officer, having served six presidents, and achieved the rank of Career Minister. She is also a member of Georgetown University's MSFS oral boards, a Board member of the American Foreign Service Association, and Board member of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Molly Williamson


Dr. John Duke Anthony Dr. John Duke Anthony
President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. He is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Defense's Institute for Security Assistance Management, an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, and a Member of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) as well as the ACIEP's Subcommittees on Sanctions and Trade and Investment.



2011 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference Sponsors


Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone # for Reservations: 202-296-2100 or 800-821-4367
Website for Reservations The Beacon Hotel

Hotel room block is available from Monday (Oct. 24) - Sunday (Oct. 30) at the Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW. The special room rate is $239/night plus tax from Monday through Thursday and $175/night plus tax on Friday and Saturday. To book one of these special room rates call the Beacon Hotel at 202-296-2100 or 800-821-4367, and ask to be included in the "National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Room Block." Please make reservations as soon as possible. After September 9 this rate cannot be guaranteed and becomes subject to space and availability.

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