National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Presents Distinguished Global Leadership and Humanitarian Award to Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain

Washington, DC: On September 7, 2017, at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York City, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (National Council) was honored and privileged to present its Distinguished Global Leadership and Humanitarian Award to Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain. The Award was conveyed in recognition of his indefatigable and extraordinary international efforts to promote cultural understanding, education, and bridges of knowledge between East and West.

[Left to Right] National Council Board Member Ms. Paige Peterson, Council Executive Vice President Mr. Patrick Mancino, Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony, Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain, and International Peace Institute President Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen.

National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony, Council Board Member Ms. Paige Peterson, and Council Executive Vice President Mr. Patrick Mancino personally conveyed the award to Mr. Al-Babtain. It was presented in the offices, directly across from the United Nations, of IPI’s legendary Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, renowned former emissary on behalf of Palestinian human rights.

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Economic Dynamics of U.S.-GCC Relations

On May 8, 2017, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Nasdaq, and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on “Economic Dynamics of U.S.-GCC Relations.”

NCUSAR Briefing on

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony speaks at the Council’s May 8, 2017, public affairs briefing on “Economic Dynamics of U.S.-GCC Relations.”

Featured specialists included Dr. John Duke Anthony, Mr. Khaled Alderbesti, Ms. Khlood Aldukheil, and Dr. Ihsan Ali Bu-Hulaiga.

A podcast of the event can be found below as well as in iTunes along with recordings of other National Council programs: http://bit.ly/itunes-ncusar.

“Economic Dynamics of U.S.-GCC Relations” podcast (.mp3)

Dr. John Duke Anthony Meets With Mahmoud Abbas

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony met privately with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today following Abbas’ visit with President Trump at The White House.

Dr. John Duke Anthony with Mahmoud Abbas.

Dr. John Duke Anthony with Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 2017.

 

The Future of U.S.-GCC Trade and Investment

On March 29, 2017, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on “The Future of U.S.-GCC Trade and Investment” in Washington, DC.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony speaks at the Council’s March 29, 2017, public affairs briefing on “The Future of U.S.-GCC Trade and Investment.”

Featured specialists included Dr. John Duke Anthony, Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt, Mr. Christopher Johnson, Ms. Nahlah Al-Jubeir, Mr. Robert Hager, Mr. Mike Jones, and Dr. Karl Petrick.

A podcast of the event can be found below as well as in iTunes along with recordings of other National Council programs: http://bit.ly/itunes-ncusar.

“The Future of U.S.-GCC Trade and Investment” podcast (.mp3)

What Arab-U.S. Way Forward in Major Crisis Areas?

On February 16, 2017, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on “What Arab-U.S. Way Forward in Major Crisis Areas?” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Mr. Khalil Jahshan, Executive Director of the Arab Center Washington DC, addresses a National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Capitol Hill public affairs briefing on February 16, 2017.

Featured specialists included Dr. John Duke Anthony, Dr. Geoffrey Gresh, Ms. Raghida Dergham, Mr. Khalil Jahshan, Mr. Fahad Nazer, Dr. Theodore Karasik, Dr. Imad Harb, and Dr. Hani Shennib.

A video recording (in Arabic) of the program is available below.

Upcoming Briefing on “What Arab-U.S. Way Forward in Major Crisis Areas?” – February 16, 2017

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee invite you to attend a public affairs briefing on:

What Arab-U.S. Way Forward in Major Crisis Areas?

Thursday, February 16, 2017
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Rayburn U.S. House of Representatives Office Building
Gold Room (2168)

45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

Context Provider and Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony<
Dr. John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Sanctions; and Knighted by Moroccan King Muhammad VI, bestowing upon him Morocco’s Highest Award for Excellence

Featured Specialists:

“U.S. Defense Cooperation with the Arab Gulf States”Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
Dr. Geoffrey Gresh
International Security Studies Department Head and Associate Professor, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University; and Author, Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing
“Alignments and Re-Alignments in U.S.-Arab Relations”Ms. Raghida Dergham
Ms. Raghida Dergham
Columnist, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, and New York Bureau Chief, Al Hayat; Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute; and Member, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations International Advisory Committee
“The Palestinian Future”

Mr. Khalil Jahshan
Mr. Khalil Jahshan
Executive Director, Arab Center Washington DC; Former President, National Association of Arab-Americans; and Former Vice President, American Committee on Jerusalem

 

“Changing Dynamics of U.S.-Gulf Relations”Mr. Fahad Nazer
Mr. Fahad Nazer
International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Consultant, Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC; and Advisor, Gulf State Analytics
“Russia and the Arab World: Allies or Adversaries?”Dr. Theodore Karasik
Dr. Theodore Karasik
Senior Advisor, Gulf State Analytics; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Lexington Institute; and Former Director of Research, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy
“Geo-Political Dynamics in Syria and Iraq”Dr. Imad Harb
Dr. Imad Harb
Director of Research and Analysis, Arab Center Washington DC; Distinguished International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
“Promoting a Stable and Prosperous Libya”Dr. Hani Shennib
Dr. Hani Shennib
Founding Chairman, National Council on U.S. Libya Relations

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