September 04, 2013
The 22nd Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference
The National Council is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for the 22nd Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference. Visit the links below to learn more and register for the conference.
22nd Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference
Navigating Arab-U.S. Relations:
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities
October 22 - 23, 2013
[Tuesday - Wednesday]
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Special Travel Offer From Qatar Airways: see below
Special Hotel Rates: see below
Schedule of Conference Sessions:
October 22, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 am -- Registration & Coffee/Tea
9:00 - 9:15 am -- Welcome & Introductions
9:15 - 10:00 am -- Keynote Address by Ambassador Chas Freeman
10:00 - 11:30 am -- U.S.-Arab Energy Cooperation
11:30 am - 12:00 pm -- Networking Opportunity
12:00 - 2:00 pm -- Luncheon & Keynote Address by HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal
2:00 - 2:30 pm -- Keynote Address by General Lloyd Austin III
2:30 - 4:00 pm -- U.S.-Arab Defense Cooperation
4:00 - 5:30 pm -- Gulf Cooperation Council: Role in Regional Dynamics
October 23, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 am -- Registration & Coffee/Tea
9:00 – 9:15 am -- Keynote Address by Ambassador James Smith
9:15 - 9:30 am -- Keynote Address
9:30 - 11:00 am – The Palestinian Future
11:00 am - 12:30 pm -- Geo-Political Dynamics: Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, & Iran
12:30 - 1:00 pm -- Networking Opportunity
1:00 - 2:30 pm -- Luncheon & Keynote Address
2:30 - 4:00 -- Arab-U.S. Business, Finance, and Human Resource Development
4:00 - 5:30 -- Geo-Political Dynamics: Egypt & N. Africa
5:30 - 6:30 -- Arab-U.S. Relations: Views from the Arab Media
Conference Moderator, Facilitator, and Speaker:
Dr. John Duke Anthony
President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and CEO 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, and a Member of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) as well as the ACIEP's Subcommittee on Sanctions. During the fall 2012 semester he served as Dean's Chair in International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, where he taught a course on "Politics of the Arabian Peninsula."
Special Evening Reception:
H.E. Adel A. Al-Jubeir
H.E. Adel A. Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will host a reception for conference sponsors, speakers, the Arab diplomatic community, and invited guests on occasion of the 22nd Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, Tuesday evening, October 22, 2013, at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia (601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037). Please note that identification and reception invitation must be presented upon entrance.
Special Qatar Airways Travel Offer:
Take up to 10%* off your next trip with Qatar Airways by using the promo code "NCUSAR13" at the time of booking. *Terms and conditions apply.
Learn more at: http://bit.ly/qatarairways-ncusar
Special Hotel Rates:
The St. Regis Washington, DC
923 16th & K Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone # for Reservations: 1-888-627-8087
Website for Reservations
Hotel rooms are available at special rates for Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference attendees at The St. Regis Washington, DC, 923 16th & K Streets, NW. The special rate for single and double occupancy superior king is $395.00 per night. The special rate for single and double occupancy deluxe king is $425.00 per night. All rates are subject to 14.5% hotel sales tax. Rates include features and amenities detailed on the St. Regis Washington, DC website.
The special room rate is available for Sunday, October 20 through Thursday, October 24, 2013. To book rooms at these special rates use the weblink above, or call The St. Regis at 1-888-627-8087 and ask for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Room Block. The cutoff date for this special rate is September 20, 2013.
1111 30th & 1000 29th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone # for Reservations: 202-298-7800
Website for Reservations [Access Code NCUSAR]
Hotel rooms are available at special rates for Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference attendees at the Georgetown Suites, 1111 30th Street, NW. The special rate for single occupancy is $205.00 per night. Double or triple occupancy is $235.00 per night. All rates are subject to 14.5% hotel sales tax. Rates include upscale continental breakfast and fitness center, local calls, and wireless Internet access.
The special room rate is available for Sunday, October 20 through Saturday, October 26, 2013. To book rooms at these special rates, please contact the Georgetown Suites by phone or email and ask for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Room Block. You can also make reservations online using the Access Code NCUSAR. The cutoff date for this special rate is 3:00 PM hotel time on September 24, 2013.
About the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations:
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M St NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
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