Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference
Since 1991, the National Council's Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference has gathered 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. The 24th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, "U.S.-Arab Relations at a Crossroads: What Paths Forward?," was held October 14-15, 2015. Audio and video recordings of the conference along with transcripts are available through the link below. The 25th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, "The Next U.S. Presidency and U.S.-Arab Relations: Probabilities, Possibilities, Potential Pitfalls," is scheduled for October 26-27, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Paige Peterson – "My Time in Saudi Arabia"
National Council Board Member Paige Peterson published a travelogue from her recent time in Saudi Arabia in the New York Social Diary. Read about her visit to Jeddah, her experience as an author-in-residence at a school in the Eastern Province, and her drive through the desert in this first installment of the series. The second installment chronicles her visit to the Al Deira Souk and the Riyadh Ritz Carlton. The third installment discusses her participation in the C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, created to advance "healthcare diplomacy" between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Finally, the fourth installment highlights the achievements of four remarkable Saudi Arabian women she met during her visit.