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.
"Yemen in Crisis: What Next?" Public Affairs Briefing
On June 29, 2015, the National Council and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on "Yemen in Crisis: What Next?" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.
Featured specialists included Dr. Noel Brehony, Chair, Menas Associates, Former Chair, British Yemeni Society, and Author, Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia; Ms. Sama'a Al-Hamdani, Analyst and Writer, Yemeniaty, and former Assistant Political Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, DC; and Mr. Peter Salisbury, Journalist and Analyst, the Financial Times, The Economist, Vice News, and other publications, and former Consultant, Chatham House Yemen Forum. Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Sanctions, served as moderator and facilitator.