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2015 National Conference 
Leading America: Foreign Policy
Challenges and the 2016 Election
 
November 11-13, 2015
Washington, DC 


 
New Keynote Speakers:   

New! 
Keynote: Syria in Crisis
Founder and Director 
Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria 


Ribal Al-Assad, exiled from his native Syria as a child, is an unusual critic of the Syrian regime. He is President Bashar Al-Assad's first cousin. Ribal will discuss his reaction to the catastrophe in his homeland in a special keynote, and he will join our panel on "The New Map of the Middle East":

Amb. Dennis Ross - William Davidson Distinguished Fellow & Counselor, The Washington Institute for Middle East Policy
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman - Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S
Amb. Thomas McNamara - Former Assistant Secretary of State and  Senior Advisor for Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security to the Secretary of State
Thomas Lippman - Non-Resident Expert, Middle East Institute 
 
 

New! 
Keynote: The Future of Europe
Delegation of the European Union to the United States


Following his keynote, EU Ambassador O'Sullivan will join our panel on "Security Challenges Facing the West":

Eugene Czolij  - President, Ukrainian World Congress  
Frank A. Rose - Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, U.S. Department of State
AndrĂ¡s Simonyi - Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations (Invited)
John F. Harris - Editor in Chief, POLITICO



Staying at The Fairfax
We have secured a special group rate at The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
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Room Block Expires 10/21/15


The Fairfax at Embassy Row is conveniently located in the Dupont Circle area. A Washington, DC landmark, The Fairfax's intriguing history spans more than 80 years.

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