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


invite you to attend:


Dynamics of U.S.-GCC Defense Cooperation

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Tea / Networking

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Remarks / Q&A




Moderator:

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


Participating Specialists:

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

Professor David Des Roches
Senior Military Fellow, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies to Syria

Professor Paul Sullivan
Professor of Economics, National Defense University; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University



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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


The Strait of Hormuz, the world's most strategically vital waterway.

Selected oil and gas deposits and infrastructure in the Gulf.

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. On June 22, 2000, on his first official state visit to the United States, H.M. King Muhammad VI of Morocco knighted Dr. Anthony, bestowing upon him Morocco's highest award for excellence. Dr. Anthony currently serves on the United States Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its Subcommittee on Sanctions. He 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.

Speakers:

General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.) General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)

General Anthony C. Zinni is a retired four-star United States Marine Corps General. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Commanding General, U.S. Central Command, which has a wide-ranging area of responsibility in the Middle East and southwest Asia. In his military career General Zinni earned 23 personal awards and 37 unit, service, and campaign awards. General Zinni has also served in a variety of diplomatic roles, including special envoy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since retiring from the military he has been a best-selling author, a business leader including service as Chairman of the Board of BAE Systems, Inc., and held numerous academic and public service positions. General Zinni has been a featured speaker at six National Council public affairs events.

Ambassador (Ret.) 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. Ambassador Smith has been a featured speaker at five National Council public affairs events.

Professor David Des Roches Professor David Des Roches

Professor David Des Roches is a Senior Military Fellow at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, U.S. Department of Defense/National Defense University. He was formerly the Director of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, responsible for defense policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Professor Des Roches is a National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Joseph J. Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies to Syria. Professor David Des Roches has been a featured speaker at five National Council public affairs events.

Professor Paul Sullivan Professor Paul Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan is a Professor of Economics at the National Defense University and an Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is a columnist for Turkiye Gazetesi of Istanbul, Turkey and for the UB Post of Ulan Baator, Mongolia. Dr. Sullivan is a Global Expert at the UN Alliance of Civilizations and an Adjunct Senior Fellow, Future Global Resource Threats, at the Federation of American Scientists. He is a regular contributor to the National Journal Expert Blogs on "Energy and Environment" and "National Security." Professor Sullivan has been a featured speaker at six National Council public affairs events.

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