GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS: EGYPT AND ARAB NORTH AFRICA

Chair:

Ms. Elizabeth Wossen – Principal and Lead Consultant, Energy Links Group LLC; former Coordinator, Congressional and Government Relations, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; Member, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Speakers:

Dr. Paul Sullivan – Professor of Economics, Eisenhower School, National Defense University; Adjunct Professor, Security Studies, Georgetown University; Columnist, Turkiye Gazetesi, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr. Karim Haggag – Visiting Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; former Director, Egyptian Press and Information Office in Washington, DC.

Ms. Alexis Arieff – Analyst on Africa and the Maghreb, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Speakers:

H.E. Ambassador Mohamed M. Tawfik – Ambassador of Egypt to the United States.

Dr. Nejib Ayachi – Founder and President, Maghreb Center.

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The Way Forward in Egypt

July 19, 2013

July 19, 2013
Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

 

Participating specialists:

Professor Karim Haggag, Visiting Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, and Former Director, Egyptian Press and Information Office in Washington, DC

Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome, Board Member, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and General Counsel, American Egyptian Strategic Alliance

Dr. Marina Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Dr. Diane Singerman, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University

Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

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EGYPTIAN-U.S. RELATIONS: A VIEW FROM CAIRO

Speaker:

H.E. Ambassador Mohamed M. Tawfik – Ambassador of Egypt to the United States.

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POLICYMAKING CONCERNS RELATED TO REGIONAL GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS: ARAB NORTH AFRICA

Chair:

Mr. Christopher Blanchard – Middle East Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Speakers:

H.E. Ambassador Ali Aujali – Ambassador of Libya to the United States.

Professor Paul Sullivan

Ms. Alexis Arieff – Analyst on Africa and the Maghreb, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Mr. Karim Haggag – Visiting Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; former Director, Egyptian Press and Information Office in Washington, DC.

Dr. David Ottaway – Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former Washington Post foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Europe; author, The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Commentator:

Dr. Néjib Ayachi – Founder and President, Maghreb Center.

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September 6, 2012
City Club, Washington, DC

 

Participants include:

Mr. Carl Kress, Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Europe Region, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome, President, Fahmy Hudome International

Ms. Laura Lombard, Director, Business Development, Sidar Global Advisors

Mr. Steven Mayo, Business Development Officer, Project and Structured Finance, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Ms. Deborah McCarthy, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Curtis Silvers, Executive Vice President, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its subcommittees on Sanctions and Trade and Investment

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Remarks by Ms. Deborah McCarthy, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Press Release from the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

 

GEOPOLITICAL DYNAMICS (II): Arab North Africa (The Maghreb) / Syria / Yemen

Chair:

Ms. Jennifer Salan – Senior Producer, The Stream, Al Jazeera English.

Speakers:       

Dr. Néjib Ayachi – Founder and President, Maghreb Center. (Tunisia)

Dr. Michele Dunne - Director, Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East; former Member, White House National Security Council Staff and the Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, as well as Bureau of Intelligence and Research; and service as a Diplomat in Cairo and Jerusalem. (Egypt)

Mr. Christopher Blanchard – Middle East Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service. (Syria / Yemen)

Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome - President, Fahmy Hudome International; former Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy; Member, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. (Libya)

Dr. Esam Omeish

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction:

Dr. John Duke Anthony - Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and author, inter alia, of Arab States of the Lower Gulf: People, Politics, Petroleum and Historical and Cultural Dictionary of the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirates of Eastern Arabia.

Speaker:

H.E. Ambassador Sameh Shoukry – Ambassador of Egypt to the United States.

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Charting a New Course for Egypt

September 22, 2011

2011 Gockel International Symposium
“Charting a New Course for Egypt”
September 22, 2011
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

National Council President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony joined Dr. Mark Long, Director of Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at Baylor University, as the featured speakers at Missouri Southern State University’s 2011 Gockel International Symposium in September. The symposium focused on “Charting a New Course for Egypt.” Audio and video from the September 22 morning discussion with Dr. Anthony (“The Changing Nature of America’s Interests in Egypt: Implications for U.S. Policies”) and from the September 22 evening discussion with both Dr. Long (“If We Turn Our Backs”) and Dr. Anthony (“Egypt in Regional and World Affairs: Dynamics of Convergence and Divergence”) is available from the Council through iTunes and other podcast services as well here.

Dr. John Duke Anthony – The Changing Nature of America’s Interests in Egypt: Implications for U.S. Policies (.mp3)

Dr. Mark Long – If We Turn Our Backs / Dr. John Duke Anthony – Egypt in Regional and World Affairs: Dynamics of Convergence and Divergence (.mp3)

MSSU GOCKEL SYMPOSIUM HOME

Speaker: New Egypt will likely draw from Arab, Western governments – Joplin Globe, September 22, 2011

 

“ARAB-U.S. RELATIONS: A VIEW FROM EGYPT”

Speaker: Mr. Amr Ahmed Ramadan – Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt; former Trade Negotiator at the Permanent Mission of Geneva (1999-2004); former Director of three divisions at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the International Economic Relations Division, the United Nations Division, and the Arab Levant Division.

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John Duke Anthony – Egypt And America: Free At Last? (.pdf file) [text only version (.pdf file)]