Since 1992, 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. Over two-days, Arab and American leaders from government, the military, business, and academe share privileged information, insight, and recommendations that are vitally important to the definition of issues, the ordering of priorities, and the direction of policy formulation and implementation in American and Arab governments alike.
Established in 1983, the National Council’s program simulating a League of Arab States summit allows students to hone their skills in the give-and-take of reasoned argument, spirited debate, the specialized language of diplomacy, the dynamics of coalition-building, and the utilization of parliamentary procedure while building awareness of the intricacies shaping policies in the Arab world. Model Arab League helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders.
During summers, the National Council offers 25 select university undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in Washington, DC. The program features an energizing and demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns a rich and varied training and educational experience. The Council also hosts and trains interns in its office during the academic year.
Established in 2015, the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Fellows Program enables emerging American educators to visit Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf countries. The fellowship program is designed to empower the educators to become ambassadors of goodwill who can transmit increased knowledge and understanding of the Arab world.
Established in 1984, the National Council's Malone Fellowship program provides an opportunity for American professionals from academia, government, the media, the military, and representatives and scholars of public policy research institutes to gain exposure to the realities of the Arab world and Arab-U.S. relations in briefings and conversations with their Arab counterparts.
On a year-round basis, the National Council sponsors public educational programs in the nation's capital and the greater Washington metropolitan area where an assemblage of domestic and internationally prominent specialists analyze, discuss, and debate issues of importance to the relationship between the U.S. and the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world.
The National Council offers students Arabic language and area studies opportunities in Lebanon, Morocco, and Oman as well as ten-day to two-week study visits to select Arab countries.
Washington, DC is host to numerous museums and cultural institutions – but none that feature the culture, development, economics, history, and societies of Arab countries. Neither is there a major center in the heart of the national capital that showcases the extraordinary range of Arab contributions to science and technology – indeed, to the word’s civilizations and to humankind in general. The Arab Cultural Institute will do justice to these topics, to Arabs, and to America’s relationship with this vitally important part of the world.
تحتضن العاصمة الأمريكية، واشنطن دي سي، العديد من المتاحف والمعاهد الثقافية، الا إن هذه الجهات او المؤسسات تخلو من أي ذكر للتاريخ او الثقافة او المقتنيات او المعرفة المرتبطة بالإرث العربي واسهاماته لخدمة البشرية. ولا يوجد معهد او مركز رئيسي يعرض إسهامات العرب وإنجازاتهم الحضارية والإنسانية في العلوم والتكنولوجيا والفلك والحساب والهندسة والكيمياء والفيزياء والطب، لذلك تم تأسيس المعهد الثقافي العربي في واشنطن، ليسلط الضوء على تلك الجوانب المهمة من مختلف ارجاء العالم العربي، وليهدف إلى تقوية علاقة الولايات المتحدة مع هذا الجزء المهم جداً من العالم ويعطي صورة صحيحة وإيجابية عن العرب بشكل عام.