National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

invites you to attend

A Conversation With
The Right Honourable Tony Blair


Wednesday, June 29, 2011
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm - 1:15pm - Q & A with the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair


The Rotunda Ballroom
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
A government-issued, photo identification is necessary to enter the Ronald Reagan Building.

Introduction by H.E. Ambassador Adel A. Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States and Advisor at the Royal Court

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




Closed to press - the conversation is "off the record."

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



Sponsors

Aramco Services Company The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


The Right Honourable Tony Blair

The Right Honourable Tony Blair The Right Honourable Tony Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1997 to June 2007. Since leaving Downing Street, Blair has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East. He represents the USA, UN, Russia and the EU, working with the Palestinians to prepare for statehood as part of the international community's effort to secure peace. He also leads the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the Africa Governance Initiative, the Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative, and the Tony Blair Sports Foundation. His most recent book, A Journey: My Political Life, was released last September.


His Excellency Ambassador Adel A. Al-Jubeir

His Excellency Adel A. Al-Jubeir His Excellency Adel A. Al-Jubeir was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007. Ambassador Al-Jubeir was named Foreign Affairs Advisor in the Crown Prince's Court in 2000. In 2005, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz appointed Ambassador Al-Jubeir to the position of Advisor at the Royal Court. Ambassador Al-Jubeir has served in the Saudi Diplomatic Service since 1987.


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."


DIRECTIONS TO THE ROTUNDA BALLROOM,
8th Floor, North Tower,
IN THE RONALD REAGAN BUILDING

Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center Conference Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: 1-202-312-1300

BY WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE:

Enter the building across from National Theater on Pennsylvania Avenue (between 13th and 14th Street). Proceed straight after passing through security into North Tower Lobby. Take elevators on your left to the 8th floor. Rotunda is through the glass doors.


BY WAY OF PARKING GARAGE:

Enter parking garage from either Pennsylvania Avenue or 14th Street, find parking on BI or B2 level. Follow posted BLUE signs to the Pennsylvania Avenue elevator bank. Take elevator TO G level (ground level) and transfer to the elevator bank on the opposite side of the lobby. Take this elevator to the 8th floor and Rotunda is through the glass doors.


BY WAY OF METRO: Utilize the Federal Triangle station.

Follow signs to the Ronald Reagan Building, concourse level, and pass through security. At first intersection turn right and walk down long hallway (you will pass University of Maryland Business School and the Amphitheater on your left). Stay to the left passed the staircase in front of you and make second left. Take elevators at end of this hallway to the G level (ground level). Transfer to the elevator bank on opposite side of lobby and take elevator to the 8th floor. The Rotunda is through the glass doors.

** Please note a government-issued, photo identification is necessary to enter the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.


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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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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