Upcoming Event: “Iraq Update: Challenges and Opportunities” – May 9 in Washington, DC

His Excellency Lukman Faily gives remarks at the National Council’s 22nd Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference in October 2013.

On May 9, 2014, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee are hosting a public affairs briefing on “Iraq Update – Challenges and Opportunities: A Conversation with His Excellency Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq to the United States.” Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, will serve as moderator.


Friday, May 9, 2014
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Refreshments / Networking
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Remarks / Q&A


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
First Floor Conference Room
1875 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006


The event is free but R.S.V.P. (acceptances only) via email to rsvp@ncusar.org is required.

Please note: seating capacity is limited. Include the following information when you R.S.V.P.:

If you have any questions you can call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.

H.E. Lukman Faily

H.E. Lukman Faily H.E. Ambassador Lukman Faily presented his credentials as Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the U.S. to Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns on May 31, 2013, with his term officially beginning on July 18, 2013. From June 2010 until May 2013, he served as Iraq’s Ambassador to Japan, and prior to that assignment he served as an Ambassador at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Faily lived in the United Kingdom for 20 years while working in the information technology sector for several transnational companies.

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony Dr. John Duke Anthony is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. On June 22, 2000, on his first official state visit to the United States, H.M. King Muhammad VI of Morocco knighted Dr. Anthony, bestowing upon him Morocco’s highest award for excellence. Dr. Anthony currently serves on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its Subcommittee on Sanctions. He is the only American to have been invited to each of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Ministerial and Heads of State Summits since the GCC’s inception in 1981.
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