On April 11, 2013, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on “Rhetoric and Reality in Arab-U.S. Energy Relations” at the offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, DC. Participating specialists were Mr. John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former President of Shell Oil Company; Professor Paul Sullivan, Professor of Economics at National Defense University and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University; and Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome, President of Fahmy Hudome International and former Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy.
A link to a podcast of the program is available below. The podcast, along with recordings of other National Council programs, is also available through iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunes-ncusar.
Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in coordination with the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), organized and led a May 11-20, 2012 study visit to the United Arab Emirates for the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland. The Academy’s delegation was comprised of twelve Midshipmen and two faculty members. The visit provided the Midshipmen an opportunity to explore the dynamics of some of the major economic, political, and social determinants of UAE culture as well as the country’s modernization and development.
During the Fall 2012 semester National Council Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony served as Dean’s Visiting Chair in International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia, where he taught Institute’s first-ever course on “Politics of the Arabian Peninsula.” Dr. Anthony is a 1962 graduate of VMI where he was elected president of his class all four years in addition to serving as president of the Corps of Cadets’ General and Executive Committees during his First Class Year.
On January 16, 2013, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony will join Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Chairman of Projects International, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and former President of the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC); Dr. William B. Quandt, Professor at the University of Virginia and former staff member on the National Security Council; and Dr. Marwan Muasher, V.P. for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment, former Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, and former Ambassador of Jordan to the U.S.; at MEPC’s 71st Capitol Hill Conference on “U.S. Grand Strategy in the Middle East: Is There One?” The program, which will live-streamed by MEPC, will be moderated by Dr. Thomas R. Mattair, Executive Director of MEPC.
Middle East Policy Council 71st Capitol Hill Conference
“U.S. Grand Strategy in the Middle East: Is There One?”
January 16, 2013 — 9:30am – Noon
Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room (2168)
RSVP Acceptances only: (202) 296-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As the 33rd Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial and Heads of State Summit approaches on December 24-25, 2012 in Manama, Bahrain, the Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog presents for reference a listing of GCC-related posts from the past several months.
Professor Linda Pappas Funsch (far right) and a student delegation from the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations visits the remains of the great forest of cedars of Lebanon, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
From June 21-July 3, 2012, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in partnership with the Lebanon Renaissance Foundation, organized and escorted ten students on a study visit to Lebanon. The delegation was led by National Council Malone Fellow and Model Arab League advisor Professor Linda Pappas Funsch, who lived in Beirut for three years in the 1970s while working for the Ford Foundation. Professor Funsch contributed several stories about this summer’s visit to the Frederick News-Post, which can be access through the link below.
Professor Funsch previously contributed a series of stories to the Frederick News-Post on Oman drawn from her experiences participating in the National Council Malone Fellowship Oman Cultural Immersion Program.