National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

presents

Afternoon Tea and A Conversation With Mrs. Cherie Blair,
wife of former British Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Tony Blair


Tuesday, January 24, 2012
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


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 Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo,
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States of America


Moderated by Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations



Sponsors

Mission Essential Personnel Qatar Airways Themis PLLC The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


Mrs. Cherie Blair

Mrs. Cherie Blair Mrs. Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is a noted barrister and QC, specializing in human rights law. She is married to Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and lives with her family in London. Mrs. Blair is an active campaigner on equality and human rights issues. She has spoken across the world on both issues and also on the need for improved work/life balance for both women and men. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women works with women in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, helping them generate their own income and developing projects which encourage them to become successful and self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Mrs. Blair is also closely involved with over 20 other charities with a special emphasis on those working with women, with children, and with those based on Merseyside.


H.E. Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo

H.E. Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nono H.E. Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States by His Majesty the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, in 2008. Ambassador Nonoo is also Ambassador of Bahrain to Canada and Brazil (non-resident). In 2006, she was appointed by His Majesty the King to the Shura Council, serving on the Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs. Ambassador Nonoo is one of the founding members of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, established in 2004, and was elected General Secretary in 2005. She has twice addressed the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference. With her involvement in the organizations of various campaigns, Ambassador Nonoo has worked to improve working conditions in factories, raise awareness of the rights of women and children, campaigned for family and domestic law, and raised awareness of the plight of domestic workers.


Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome

Dr. John Duke Anthony Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome is a member of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Board of Directors and most recently participated in sessions of the Council's 20th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference on Energy Dynamics and Geopolitical Dynamics: Arab North Africa (The Maghreb) / Syria / Yemen. She is the President of Fahmy Hudome International (FHI), a strategic consulting firm which provides critical advice and counsel to Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, media organizations, and private sector entities with business interests in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to founding FHI, Ms. Fahmy Hudome was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy. Working with the White House and the Departments of State and Commerce, she developed and implemented the Bush Administration's international energy policy.


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


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



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