National Council on U.S.-Arab Relatoins

28th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Treading a Tightrope: How Best to Balance and Advance the Multifaceted Arab-U.S. Relationship?

October 23-24, 2019

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

 

 

 

Featured Specialists Include:

 

General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.

General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.

United States Central Command Commander; Former United States Department of Defense Joint Staff Director
 
 
HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Chairman; Former Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and to the United States; Former Saudi Arabian General Intelligence Directorate Director General
 
 
Mr. Thomas L. Friedman

Mr. Thomas L. Friedman

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist; Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter and Commentator



Ms. Kirsten Fontenrose

Ms. Kirsten Fontenrose

Former White House National Security Council Senior Director for Gulf Affairs; Atlantic Council Middle East Programs Director of Regional Security
 
 
Ms. Raghida Dergham

Ms. Raghida Dergham

Beirut Institute Founder and Executive Chairman; United Nations Dean of Foreign Correspondents; The National Columnist; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations International Advisory Committee Member
 
 
H.E. Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Ibn Abdulkarim Alissa

H.E. Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Ibn Abdulkarim Alissa

Muslim World League Secretary General; Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Ideological Warfare Center General Supervisor; International Body of Muslim Scholars Chairman



Dr. Khalaf Al-Habtoor

Dr. Khalaf Al-Habtoor

Al Habtoor Group Chairman; businessman, writer, and philanthropist
 
 
Mr. Norman Roule

Mr. Norman Roule

Former United States National Intelligence Manager for Iran; United Against a Nuclear Iran Senior Advisor
 
 
The Right Honourable Mona Makram-Ebeid

The Right Honourable Mona Makram-Ebeid

The American University in Cairo Distinguished Lecturer of Political Science; Former Egyptian Shura Council (Senate) Member; Former Egyptian People’s Assembly (Parliament) Member



Ambassador (Ret.) Edward W. Gnehm Jr.

Ambassador (Ret.) Edward W. Gnehm Jr.

George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Vice Dean, Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs, and Middle East Policy Forum Director; Former United States Ambassador to Jordan, Australia, and Kuwait
 
 
Dr. Elizabeth Campbell

Dr. Elizabeth Campbell

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Washington Office Director; former United States Department of State Bureau of International Organization Affairs Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor
 
 
Dr. Paul Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Distinguished International Affairs Fellow; National Defense University Professor of Economics; Georgetown University Adjunct Professor for Security Studies



Dr. Turki Faisal Al Rasheed

Dr. Turki Faisal Al Rasheed

Golden Grass, Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer; University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Adjunct Professor
 
 
Dr. Herman Franssen

Dr. Herman Franssen

Energy Intelligence Group Executive Director; International Energy Associates, Inc. President; Center for Strategic and International Studies Senior Associate; Middle East Institute Adjunct Scholar
 
 
Mr. Phillip Cornell

Mr. Phillip Cornell

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow; Former Saudi Aramco Senior Corporate Planning Advisor; Former International Energy Agency Special Advisor

 

Many more specialists to be announced soon... 

 

 

 

Special Hotel Rates:

 

Hotel rooms are available at a special room rate for National Council Conference attendees at the Georgetown Suites, 1111 30th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The group room rate for single occupancy is $245.00 per night. Double or triple occupancy is $275.00 per night. All rates are subject to 14.95% hotel sales tax. Rates include upscale continental breakfast and fitness center, local calls, and wireless Internet access. 

The special room rate is available for (Monday) October 21 through (Saturday) October 26, 2019. To make a booking for these rates, please contact Georgetown Suites by phone or email and ask for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) Room Block. You can also make reservations on-line using the Access Code NCUSAR

ROOM BLOCK CUT-OFF DATE: October 3, 2019. All rooms not guaranteed by 3:00 PM hotel time on this date will be released for general sale. Reservations made after this time will be subject to availability and subject to rate variance. 

Reservations: 
PHONE 202-298-7800 or 1-800-348-7203 
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ONLINE www.georgetownsuites.com [Access Code NCUSAR] 

 

For additional hotel options, please call the National Council (202-293-6466) and speak to Rowland Robinson.