National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Concerned about the rising prices of gasoline? Uncertain as to the linkage to ongoing turmoil in parts of the Middle East? Unclear as to how these and other factors impact America's and other countries' economic and energy challenges? Eager to learn what the the implications of these and other phenomena are for U.S. and global interests and policies? Want to learn more about these and related issues, and discuss them with one of America's leading energy specialists? If so,

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

invites you to attend

A Conversation with John Hofmeister
Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy,
and Former President, Shell Oil Company

Friday, May 13, 2011
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Law Offices of Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP
Ground Floor (enter from elevator lobby)
The New York Room
1875 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

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

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




A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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

Mr. John Hofmeister

Mr. John Hofmeister Mr. John Hofmeister, upon retirement as President of Shell Oil Company in 2008, founded and heads the not-for-profit (501(c)(3)), nation-wide membership association, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This Washington, D.C.-registered, public policy education firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies, and public education on energy issues. Mr. Hofmeister was named President of Houston-based Shell Oil Company in March 2005, heading the U.S. Country Leadership Team, which included the leaders of all Shell businesses operating in the United States. He is also the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an energy insider.

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony Dr. John Duke Anthony is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and currently serves on the United States Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its subcommittees on Sanctions and Trade and Investment. For the past 38 years he has been a consultant and regular lecturer on the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf for the Departments of Defense and State. Dr. Anthony has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Department of Defense's Institute for Security Assistance Management (DISAM) since 1974, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies since 2006, where he teaches a course on "Politics of the Arabian Peninsula."

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: 2022936466 | Fax: 2022937770

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