Mark your calendar for 17-19 November 2020 and tune in to the 29th Arab-US Policymakers Conference. The conference will be broadcast online as it again (virtually) gathers internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people's needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives.
 
 
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29th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

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2020 Arab-US Policymakers Conference, Broadcast Online November 17-19


When:
November 17 - 19, 2020
[Tuesday-Thursday]



Where:
Broadcast Online


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Conference Moderator, Context Provider, Facilitator, and Speaker:

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO; Knighted by Moroccan King Muhammad VI, bestowing upon him Morocco's Highest Award for Excellence; Former U.S. Department of State Near East and North Africa Area and Country Studies Program Chairman; Former U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its Subcommittee on Sanctions Member; Author of numerous publications pertaining to American interests and involvement in the Arab region, the Middle East, and the Islamic world.



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Featured Specialists Include:

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Chairman; Former Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United Kingdom and to the United States; Former Saudi Arabia General Intelligence Directorate Director General
 
 
H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf

H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Secretary-General; Former Kuwait Minister of Finance
 
 
HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud

Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States; International Olympic Committee Member



Mr. Thomas L. Friedman

Mr. Thomas L. Friedman

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist; Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter and Commentator
 
 
Ms. Raghida Dergham

Ms. Raghida Dergham

Beirut Institute Founder and Executive Chairman; The National Columnist; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations International Advisory Board Member
 
 
General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.

General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.

United States Central Command Commander; Former United States Department of Defense Joint Staff Director



Ms. Kirsten Fontenrose

Ms. Kirsten Fontenrose

Atlantic Council Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative Director; Former White House National Security Council Senior Director for Gulf Affairs
 
 
Ambassador John Abizaid

Ambassador John Abizaid

United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Former United States Central Command Commander
 
 
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Hassan

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Hassan

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



General (Ret.) David Petraeus

General (Ret.) David Petraeus

KKR Partner and KKR Global Institute Chairman; Former United States Central Intelligence Agency Director; Former United States Central Command Commander; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations International Advisory Board Member
 
 
Mr. Richard Kaplan

Mr. Richard Kaplan

Former President of CNN-U.S. and MSNBC; Award-winning television news producer; Harvard University Lecturer and Fellow
 
 
Mr. Leo A. Daly III

Mr. Leo A. Daly III

LEO A DALY Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



Ambassador (Ret.) Richard W. Murphy

Ambassador (Ret.) Richard W. Murphy

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations International Advisory Board Co-Chair; Former United States Ambassador to Mauritania, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Syria; Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
 
 
Ambassador (Ret.) Susan Ziadeh

Ambassador (Ret.) Susan Ziadeh

Georgetown University Adjunct Professor; Former United States Department of State Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Peninsula Affairs; Former United States Ambassador to Qatar
 
 
Colonel (Ret.) Abbas K. Dahouk

Colonel (Ret.) Abbas K. Dahouk

Former United States Department of State Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Senior Military Advisor; Former Embassy of the United States in Saudi Arabia Defense and Army Attaché; HyphenPoint LLC President; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Board of Directors Member



Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Center for Strategic and International Studies Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy; Consultant to the United States Department of State, Department of Defense, and intelligence community
 
 
Dr. Cinzia Bianco

Dr. Cinzia Bianco

European Council on Foreign Relations Visiting Fellow; Former European Commission Sharaka Project Research Fellow
 
 
Dr. Abdullah Al Shayji

Dr. Abdullah Al Shayji

Kuwait University Professor of International Relations and Post Graduate Political Science Program Director; Author, The GCC Crises: The Root Causes, The Mediation Efforts, And the Future of the GCC Alliance



Dr. David Ottaway

Dr. David Ottaway

Woodrow Wilson Center Middle East Fellow; Former Washington Post foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Europe
 
 
Dr. Abdullah Baabood

Dr. Abdullah Baabood

Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) Visiting Professor; Former National University of Singapore Middle East Institute Visiting Professor
 
 
Mr. Mohammed Alyahya

Mr. Mohammed Alyahya

Al Arabiya English Editor-in-Chief



Additional specialists and Conference agenda to be announced soon!



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About the Conference:

Since 1992, the National Council's Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of overarching importance to the American and Arab people's needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives. Over several days, Arab and American leaders from government, the military, business, academe, and the community of strategic and intelligence analysts share privileged information, insight, knowledge, and understanding.

The contributions of these renowned American and Arab foreign affairs practitioners to Arab-U.S. policy-centric analyses and assessments are vitally important to the definition of issues, and the ordering of priorities. They are essential to improving the capabilities for better awareness and appreciation of the most significant trends and indications embedded in the challenges and opportunities confronting Arab and U.S. policymakers, decisionmakers, and their respective populations. As with each of the previous Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conferences, the impact of their recommendations, implicit as well as explicit, will influence the direction of policy formulation and implementation in American and Arab governments alike.

The 29th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference will be broadcast online November 17-19, 2020.








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