The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the
U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee,
in Association with the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-Bahrain Business Council,
U.S.-Qatar Business Council, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council,
U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce,
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Arab Bankers Association of North America,
and The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
invite you to attend
Trade, Investment, Finance, and the Way Forward:
A Conversation on U.S.-GCC Economic Relations
with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
(The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait,
Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast
9:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Remarks and Questions
The Pavilion Room
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.
Participating specialists include:
Mr. L. Daniel Mullaney
Assistant Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East,
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Mr. Jason Buntin
Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs,
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Dr. John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO,
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
R.S.V.P. (Acceptances Only) via email to RSVP@ncusar.org
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WHEN YOU R.S.V.P.:
If you have already registered for this event, you do not need to respond again.
Closed to press and "off the record."
The program is held under the Chatham House Rule: participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
If you have any questions you can call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.
Mr. L. Daniel Mullaney is Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
He develops, coordinates, and implements U.S. trade policy toward the European Union and other European trading partners, Eurasia, the Middle East, and northern Africa. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Mullaney was the Senior Trade Representative in the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, where he advocated on behalf of U.S. trade interests in the various institutions of the European Union and represented USTR in the broader Brussels trade policy community.
Before becoming Senior Trade Representative in Brussels, Mr. Mullaney was an attorney in USTR's Office of General Counsel, where he led negotiations and provided legal advice for free trade and other agreements and represented the United States in dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization.
Mr. Jason Buntin is Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. In that position he is responsible for coordinating U.S. trade policy related to various countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the European Free Trade Area and the Caucuses.
Mr. Buntin is responsible for increasing U.S. engagement on trade issues with these countries, including through Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) and other fora.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Buntin served at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for monitoring foreign government compliance with the WTO Agreements on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).
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 Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies from 1973-1979, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Defense's Institute for Security Assistance Management (DISAM) since 1974,
and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies since 2006, where he has taught a course on "Politics of the Arabian Peninsula."
DIRECTIONS TO THE THE PAVILION ROOM
IN THE RONALD REAGAN BUILDING
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
BY CAB OR FROM "METRO CENTER" (Red Line) METRO STOP:
- Enter parking garage from any of the three entrance ramps
- Follow posted GREEN signs for the Atrium elevator banks
- Take Atrium North or Atrium South elevator to "G" Ground level
- Exit the Atrium elevator and turn right
- Walk to the intersection near the Environmental Protection Agency office lobby (in the Ronald Reagan Building) and make a right
- Follow the corridor to the Pavilion elevator banks on the right hand side
- Take the Pavilion elevators to the Second "2" Floor
BY METRO - "FEDERAL TRIANGLE" (Blue and Orange Lines) METRO STOP:
- Enter the Moynihan Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue
- Walk towards ARIA Restaurant (orange awning)
- Enter the building through the door on your right just before the restaurant
- Once you are through the security checkpoint walk to the Pavilion elevator banks on your left
- Take the Pavilion elevator to the Second "2" Floor
A CONCIERGE DESK IS LOCATED NEAR EACH ENTRANCE DOOR FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE.
- Follow signs inside station to Ronald Reagan Building
- Once inside the building, walk straight down the corridor to the ATM and turn right
- Follow the directional signage toward the Conference Center
- Once you reach the Business Center turn left
- Walk to the Pavilion elevator bank and take the elevator to the 2nd floor
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
National Council on U.S.Arab Relations
1730 M St. NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-293-6466 | Fax: 202-293-7770