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The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations,
The U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee, and
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

invite you to attend:


"Placing the Recent Tension in Saudi Arabian-U.S. Relations in Context: Where Do We Go From Here?"


Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, NW
First Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC 20006

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Coffee & Tea / Networking

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Remarks / Q&A


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a greeting from President Barack Obama during a meeting with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on November 4, 2013.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a greeting from President Barack Obama during a meeting with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on November 4, 2013.

Moderator:

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


Featured Specialist:

Ambassador (Ret.) James Smith
Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (September 2009 - September 2013); and Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group

Ambassador (Ret.) Ford Fraker
Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (April 2007 - April 2009); and Senior Advisor, Trinity Group Limited



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Sponsors:

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee

National Council on
U.S.-Arab Relations

U.S.-GCC Corporate
Cooperation Committee



Featured Specialists:

Ambassador James B. Smith Ambassador (Ret.) James B. Smith

Ambassador James B. Smith served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from September 2009 through September 2013. As Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he helped to strengthen U.S.-Saudi Arabian business relations across all sectors, which resulted in nearly 400 U.S. companies exporting to the Kingdom for the first time and a doubling of non-defense U.S. exports to the Kingdom during his term. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Smith had served in a variety of executive positions with Raytheon Company involving corporate strategic planning, aircraft manufacturing, and international business development.

Ambassador Ford M. Fraker Ambassador (Ret.) Ford M. Fraker

Ambassador Ford M. Fraker served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from April 2007 to April 2009, spanning both the George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama administrations. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking, finance, and investment in the Middle East. Ambassador Fraker currently serves as Senior Advisor to Trinity Group Limited and as a member of the Middle East Advisory Board of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He was formerly Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) and Chairman, KKR Middle East and North Africa.


Moderator:

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 subcommittee on Sanctions. On June 22, 2000, on occasion of his first official state visit to the United States since succeeding his late father, H.M. King Muhammad VI of Morocco knighted Dr. Anthony, bestowing upon him the Medal of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite, the nation of Morocco's highest award for excellence. Dr. Anthony is the only American to have been invited to each of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Ministerial and Heads of State Summits since the GCC's inception in 1981.



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