Join NCUSAR for an exploration of economic and developmental dynamics in Oman. The discussion will feature Oman's Ambassador to the UN, Ambassador (Ret.) Richard Schmierer, and Professor Linda Funsch. Tune in for a deep dive into dynamics in the Sultanate.
 
 
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Online Public Affairs Discussion —


Eye on Oman:
Constancy Amid Modernization and Development


Watch LIVE on YouTube
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (EDT)
07:00 p.m. Muscat, Oman (GST)


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Scenes from Oman.
[Clockwise from Top Right] An Inlaid Islamic niche at the Grand Mosque in Oman's Capital Territory; Bedouin Omani girls in the Sharqiyyah Sands; A traditional Arab sailing dhow plies the sea in and out of the Hormuz Strait; Stunning architecture lines the corniche in Muttrah, its skyline dominated by the mosaic-covered dome and minaret of the Mosque of the Great Prophet; Potential Omani leaders of tomorrow – schoolboys, their book bags strapped to their backs, returning home from a day's study in Qumzar, a small seaside village tucked into a cove adjacent to the Hormuz Strait.


The program will be livestreamed on the National Council's YouTube channel and can also be accessed from the National Council's website. Audio and video recordings of the program will be available soon after the livestream on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and elsewhere.


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[Featured Specialists]


H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Hassan

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Hassan

Sultanate of Oman Ambassador to the United Nations; Former Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs Acting Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs; Former Ambassador of Oman to Russia



Ambassador (Ret.) Richard J. Schmierer

Ambassador (Ret.) Richard J. Schmierer

Former United States Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman (2009-2012); Middle East Policy Council Chairman of the Board of Directors and President



Professor Linda Pappas Funsch

Professor Linda Pappas Funsch

Author of Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization; Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellow; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Malone Fellow and International Advisory Board Member



Context Provider and Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO; Author, inter alia, of Historical and Cultural Dictionary of The Sultanate of Oman and The Emirates of Eastern Arabia and Arab States of The Lower Gulf: People, Politics, Petroleum


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