National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

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The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to invite you to a

Congressional Luncheon & Briefing Series Event


"Energy Interdependence versus Independence:
Rhetoric & Reality


March 19, 2008
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room B340, Rayburn House Office Building



The Hon. Karen Harbert

The Hon. Karen Harbert is Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy. She recently left the Executive Branch as the Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs and Vice Chairman of the International Energy Agency. She also served at the U.S. Agency for International Development. In the private sector, Ms. Harbert worked for a developer of international infrastructure and power projects in dozens of countries.


Dr. Herman Franssen

Dr Herman Franssen is President of International Energy Associates and a Senior Associate with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program. Dr. Franssen was Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency located in Paris, France and served in various positions with the United States Congress, the United States Department of Energy and the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals in Oman.


Format for this event is as follows:
Plated Lunch - 12:30-1:00
Speakers - 1:00-1:30
Questions - 1:30-2:00


R.S.V.P. (Acceptances Only) via email to
Please note that seating is limited - first-come, first-serve.



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


Established in 1983, the National Council is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, non-governmental organization. Its mission is educating Americans and others about America's relationships and interests with the Arab and Islamic worlds. A fuller description of the Council's numerous projects, programs, events and activities can be accessed at The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.

Please note that this event meets the criteria of a "widely attended event," as defined under the new House ethics rules: the event is open to the public and is being actively advertised to an audience of non-Hill staff, with the expectation that more than 25 non-Hill staff will attend. If staffers have further questions, they should contact the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct at (202) 225-7103.



National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, 1730 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 293-6466 - Fax: (202) 293-7770