David Petraeus and Raghida Dergham Interview [2022 Arab-US Policymakers Conference]

The 31st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, Arab-U.S. Uncertainties: What Lies Ahead?, convened at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on November 2-3, 2022. These are some of the conference proceedings.


“David Petraeus and Raghida Dergham Interview”


General (Ret.) David Petraeus – KKR Partner and KKR Global Institute Chairman; former United States Central Intelligence Agency Director; former United States Central Command Commander; National Council International Advisory Board Member.

Ms. Raghida Dergham – Beirut Institute Founder and Executive Chairman; The National Columnist; National Council International Advisory Board Member.

The Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference is the signature annual symposium organized and administered by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

29th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference Proceedings

The Next U.S. Presidency:
Implications for the U.S.-Arab Relationship

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference gathers 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 annual gathering in America dedicated to studying, understanding, and promoting the U.S.-Arab relationship.

The 29th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference – The Next U.S. Presidency: Implications for the U.S.-Arab Relationship – was broadcast live online November 17-19, 2020. Audio and video recordings of the program are available below as well as on YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotify, and elsewhere.

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General (Ret.) David Petraeus Joins NCUSAR International Advisory Committee



General Petraeus Joins Collective of National Council Advisors Guiding U.S.-Arab Relations Educational Programs


Washington, DC: The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations [ncusar.org], founded in 1983, is pleased to announce that General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus has been named a member of the Council’s International Advisory Committee. While the Committee does not formally govern the organization, its members make suggestions and recommendations, assist with the Council’s development objectives, and provide strategic support to the Council’s board of directors together with its president and chief executive officer.

In announcing the appointment, National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony said, “We are honored to welcome General Petraeus to this important position. His exemplary record of public service, extensive leadership experience, and understanding of the Arab world’s strategic and geopolitical challenges and opportunities are virtually unmatched. General Petraeus will be a valuable resource and advisor as we work to strengthen and expand the Council’s U.S.-Arab relations leadership development and bridge-building educational efforts.”

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