National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

cordially invites you to a discussion

The Arab World and the
Future of Global Energy Supply:
Realities, Risks, and Prospects

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building B-338/339
Washington, D.C.

Participating specialists include:

Mr. Guy Caruso
Senior Advisor, Energy and National Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Hon. Molly Williamson
Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute
Immediate Past Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy

The Hon. Randa Fahmy-Hudome
President, Fahmy-Hudome International
Former Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy

Ms. Sarah Ladislaw
Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. John Duke Anthony
President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

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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, publications, and activities can be accessed at The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.

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Mr. Guy F. Caruso
Mr. Guy F. Caruso is a senior adviser in the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS, having served as executive director of the CSIS Strategic Energy Initiative from 1998 to 2000. Prior to rejoining CSIS he served as administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) from July 2002 to September 2008. EIA is the statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that provides independent data, forecasts, and analyses regarding energy. Before leading EIA, Caruso had acquired over 30 years of energy experience, with particular emphasis on topics relating to energy markets, policy, and security. His other leadership roles at DOE included director of the Office of Oil and Natural Gas Policy in the Office of Domestic and International Energy Policy and director of the Office of Energy Emergency Policy Evaluation.


Ms. Molly Williamson
Ms. Molly Williamson retired from the Foreign Service with the rank of Career Minister, having served six Presidents. She is currently Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute, works as a consultant, serves on multiple boards, and teaches at Johns Hopkins University's Osher Life-Long Learning Institute. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Williamson was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, with global responsibilities at the nexus of foreign policy and energy policy. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Williamson was Deputy Assistant Secretary of commerce, with responsibility for advancing trade relations with 86 countries in the middle East, south Asia, Oceania, and Africa.


Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome
Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome has more than twenty years of experience in the international affairs arena, including service in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. Government. She is the President of Fahmy Hudome International (FHI), a strategic consulting firm. From 2004 – 2007, with the approval of the U.S. Government, FHI represented the Government of Libya after it agreed to abandon its Weapons of Mass Destruction. Prior to that, Ms. Fahmy-Hudome served as the Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy in the Administration of President George W. Bush, where she analyzed, monitored and assessed energy policy as it related to the impact on foreign policy, national security, and trade promotion and investment, working with the White House, and the Departments of State and Commerce.


Ms. Sarah Ladislaw
Ms. Sarah Ladislaw is a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she concentrates on climate change, the geopolitical implications of energy production and use, energy security, energy technology, and sustainable development. She manages the program's "Opportunity Tipping Point" series, which seeks to explore the policies and activities leading to a low-carbon economic transformation. Ladislaw joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2003 as a presidential management fellow, and from 2003 to 2006, she worked in the Office of the Americas in DOE’s Office of Policy and International Affairs, where she covered a range of economic, political, and energy issues in North America, the Andean region, and Brazil.


Dr. John Duke Anthony
Dr. John Duke Anthony is founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He has recently accepted appointment to the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACEIP). For the past 35 years Dr. Anthony has been a consultant and regular lecturer on the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf for the Departments of Defense and State. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1986, Dr. Anthony is a frequent participant in its study groups on issues related to the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf regions as well as the broader Arab and Islamic world.

About the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Founded in 1983, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council has been granted public charity status in accordance with Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.


The National Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab partners, friends, and allies that rests on as solid and enduring a foundation as possible. Such a foundation, viewed from both ends of the spectrum, is one that would be characterized by strengthened and expanded strategic, economic, political, commercial, and defense cooperation ties; increased joint ventures; a mutuality of benefit; reciprocal respect for each other's heritage and values; and overall acceptance of each other's legitimate needs, concerns, interests, and objectives.


The National Council's mission is educational. It seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. As a public service, the Council also serves as an information clearinghouse and participant in national, state, and local grassroots outreach to media, think tanks, and select community, civic, educational, religious, business, and professional associations. In these ways the Council helps strengthen and expand the overall Arab-U.S. relationship.

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