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18th Annual
Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Fresh Visions, Old Realities, New Possibilities:
The Impact of Leadership Change on Arab-U.S. Relations

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC
October 15-16, 2009

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Chair: Ms. Harriet Fulbright

Speakers:
The Hon. Theodore H. Kattouf
Dr. Juan R.I. Cole
Dr. Mody Al-Khalaf

Commentator: Dr. Abdulrahman H. Al-Saeed



Chair: Ms. Harriet FulbrightPresident of the J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center, a non-profit organization which serves to continue Ms. Fulbright’s life’s work in global education and to advance the work of her husband, former longtime U.S. Senate   Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations National Advisory Board Chairman Senator J. William Fulbright. The purpose of the Fulbright Center is threefold: to spread the recognition of the Fulbright legacy, to globalize education and to promote world peace and nonviolent means of resolving conflicts through international collaborations and education programs. The Fulbright Center partners with higher education institutions and interested individuals, students, teachers, scholars, and leaders throughout the world in a range of services from assisting in building enriched study abroad programs to actively engaging higher education institutions in international peace making.

Speakers:

The Hon. Theodore H. Kattouf − President and Chief Executive Officer, AMIDEAST America-Mideast Education and Training Services; former United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (1998-2001) and Ambassador to Syria (2001-2003); career Foreign Service Officer serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in Damascus, Syria and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Juan R.I. Cole − Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan; author of, among other works, Engaging the Muslim World, Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East, and Sacred Space and Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi`ite Islam; blog author, "Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion;" President, Global Americana Institute.

Dr. Mody Al-Khalaf − Director of Cultural and Social Affairs, Saudi Cultural and Educational Mission, Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC;former Professor of Linguistics, Princess Nora University, Prince Sultan University and The Arab Open University, Riyadh; Editor-in-Chief, Al-Mubtaath, a monthly magazine launched in 1978 by the Saudi Cultural Mission covering a range of topics of interest to Saudi students in the United States.

Commentator:

Dr. Abdulrahman H. Al-Saeed Advisor to The Royal Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Director, Office of Special Projects for HRH King ‘Abdallah Bin ‘Abdalaziz Al Sa’ud, Custodian of the Two Holy Places and King of Saudi Arabia.

 

       
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