National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to invite you to
a conversation with a delegation representing the

Majlis Ash-Shura (Consultative Council)
of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Majlis Ash-Shura was established in 1992. Initially comprised of 60 members, its ranks have grown several times to the current total of 150 representatives. Appointed by the King for four-year terms, the members represent a wide and varied range of business, professional, government, and academic experience. The Council's deliberations occur mainly within specialized committees that are comparable but not exactly identical to or as numerous as those in most parliamentary bodies, including the United States Congress. The Council's committees advise the King on numerous and diverse issues, including foreign relations, trade, investment, economic development, education, health care, environment, family and child development. The delegation's six men and two women include:

H.E. Osama Bin Mohammed Al-Kurdi,
H.E. Dr. Abdallah Bin Yahya Bukhari,
H.E. Khalifa Bin Ahmed Rashid Al-Dosari,
H.E. Mohammed Bin Abdallah Al-Quaihis,
H.E. Dr. Saud H. R. Al-Subaie,
H.E. Dr. Mazen Bin Foad Bin Mahmood AlKhayyat,
H.E. Dr. Mai bint Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim AlEssa (Advisor), and
H.E. Dr. Mahasen Hasan Abu-Mansour Flamban (Advisor),

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

Friday, April 8, 2011
12:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Law Offices of Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP
Ground Floor (enter from elevator lobby)
The New York Room
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

A light lunch will be served from 12:30-12:50, introductions and remarks will be from 12:50-2:15.

Please note that this event is by invitation only and space is limited. The proceedings are "not for attribution."

R.S.V.P. (Acceptances Only) promptly via email



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

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.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-293-6466 | Fax: 202-293-7770

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