National Council on U.S.-Arab Relatoins

26th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

 The 2016 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference had over 1,400 registrants, the highest number known to have attended any Arab-U.S. relations conference in history.



October 18 - 19, 2017



Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC


 Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

 At last year's Conference, His Royal Highness Saudi Arabian Prince Turki Al Faisal, former Director General of the Kingdom's General Intelligence Directorate as well as former Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States, emphasized perspectives that few dare to mention, let alone address, which need to be resolved if the Arab-U.S. relationship is to be placed on the strongest foundation possible.



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.

The 26th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference is scheduled for October 18-19, 2017, at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The conference will again provide attendees with two-days of shared ideas, intense discussions and debate, and extensive networking.


Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

 Former Secretary of Defense and Senator Chuck Hagel delivered a luncheon keynote address at the 2016 Conference and hammered away at defense cooperation issues and challenges for both sides of the Arab-U.S. relationship.