Washington, DC Summer Internship Program
Work experience, an academic seminar, and policymaking explorations during intensive 8-week summer program.
Commemorating Four Decades of Promoting Understanding
The Council recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Youth Leadership Development Program / Model Arab League
Be a diplomat for the weekend.
Visiting AlUla, Madain Saleh/Hegra, Tabuk, and NEOM
Paige Peterson explores Northwest Saudi Arabia in a visually striking photo essay.
Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference
Engage with the largest annual gathering in America dedicated to studying, understanding, and promoting the U.S.-Arab relationship.
Educational Briefing Programs
Watch and listen to discussions exploring dynamics of the U.S.-Arab relations.

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"Looking Ahead: What to Expect in the Middle East in 2024" Online Briefing Program

On February 8, 2024, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations hosted a discussion titled "Looking Ahead: What to Expect in the Middle East in 2024." The program featured former United States diplomats Ambassador (Ret.) Michael Gfoeller and Mr. David H. Rundell. It was moderated by Colonel (Ret.) Abbas K. Dahouk, with Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt, the President and CEO of the Council, joining them for the proceedings. The specialists provided analysis on the prospects of U.S. engagement with Iran and its proxies in the region after the recent deaths of three U.S. military service members in Jordan in an attack by the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization militia. The specialists also discussed the war in Gaza and prospects for a ceasefire agreement, looking in particular at U.S. diplomacy and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s fifth visit to the region since the events of October 7, 2023.

The discussion can be viewed on the National Council's YouTube channel.

Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

NCUSAR's Annual Arab-US Policymakers ConferenceThe National Council's Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference brings together 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. It is the largest gathering in America dedicated to understanding and offering proposals for improving the U.S.-Arab relationship.

The 31st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, Arab-U.S. Uncertainties and Constants: What Lies Ahead?, was held November 2-3, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Recordings of speakers and sessions are published on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and elsewhere.

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