The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee
invite you to attend a public affairs briefing on:
Leadership Changes in Saudi Arabia: What Implications for the Kingdom, the Region, and the U.S.?
Friday, May 22, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Coffee & Tea / Networking
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Remarks / Q&A
Mr. Nawaf Obaid
Visiting Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Lecturer, London Academy of Diplomacy, Stirling University; Senior Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
Context Provider and Moderator:
Dr. John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Sanctions
R.S.V.P. (Acceptances Only)
Or Via Email: RSVP@ncusar.org
Please note: seating capacity is limited – first come, first serve.
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For questions, please call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.
Mr. Nawaf Obaid
Mr. Nawaf Obaid has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs since September 2012. He is also an Associate Instructor for the Harvard Study Group on the Rehabilitation of the Syrian Refugees and for the Winter Field Study Course in the Middle East. Additionally, Mr. Obaid is a Lecturer at the London Academy of Diplomacy at Stirling University and a Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Further, he serves as the CEO of the Essam and Dalal Obaid Foundation.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Obaid was Special Advisor for Strategic Communications to HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal, while Prince Turki served as the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United Kingdom & Ireland, and then to the United States. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Obaid worked with the Saudi Royal Court. Most recently, he served as Special Counselor to Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2014.
Mr. Obaid has been a Research Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service as well as a Master in Public Policy Degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He began his doctoral coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Political Science Department and completed a Master & Doctorate in War Studies from the Department of War Studies at King's College, London University.
Recent from Nawaf Obaid:
- "Saudi Arabia is emerging as the new Arab superpower" - The Telegraph, May 5, 2015
- "A new generation of Saudi leaders – and a new foreign policy" - Washington Post, March 26, 2015
- "Why OPEC is increasingly irrelevant" - Financial Times, December 17, 2014
- "Determinants of a New Saudi Oil Policy" - Reuters, December 2, 2014
- "A Saudi view on the Islamic State" - European Council on Foreign Relations, October 2, 2014
- "The Saudis Can Crush ISIS" - The New York Times, September 8, 2014
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 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's 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.
Recent from Dr. John Duke Anthony:
- "The GCC-U.S. Summit: An Opportunity for Strategic Reassurance?" - NCUSAR Arabia, the Gulf, & the GCC Blog, May 12, 2015
- "America's Perspectives On and Benefits From Knowledge Transfer with the Arab World" - 2015 Saudi-U.S. Healthcare Forum, April 29, 2015
- "Remarks on the Crisis in Yemen" - Saudi Press Agency, April 25, 2015
- "What Do The Opponents Of A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Want?" - NCUSAR Arabia, the Gulf, & the GCC Blog, March 20, 2015
- "ISIS, the United States, and the GCC" - NCUSAR Arabia, the Gulf, & the GCC Blog, February 29, 2015
- "Obama's Latest Visit to Riyadh in Context" - NCUSAR Arabia, the Gulf, & the GCC Blog, January 30, 2015
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