April 22, 2013
His Excellency Dr. Elkalani A. Alsalim, Minister of Finance, Government of Libya
His Excellency Ali Aujali, Ambassador of Libya to the United States
Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome, Board Member, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
Mr. Robert Marro, President, American Libyan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ms. Paula Freer, Director, International Government Affairs, Marathon Oil Corporation; and Chair, U.S.-Libya Business Association
Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and its subcommittees on Sanctions and Trade and Investment
POLICYMAKING CONCERNS RELATED TO REGIONAL GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS: ARAB NORTH AFRICA
Mr. Christopher Blanchard – Middle East Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
H.E. Ambassador Ali Aujali – Ambassador of Libya to the United States.
Professor Paul Sullivan
Ms. Alexis Arieff – Analyst on Africa and the Maghreb, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
Mr. Karim Haggag – Visiting Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; former Director, Egyptian Press and Information Office in Washington, DC.
Dr. David Ottaway – Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; former Washington Post foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Europe; author, The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Néjib Ayachi – Founder and President, Maghreb Center.
LIBYA: THE WAY FORWARD
Introduction of Speaker:
Ms. Harriet Fulbright – President, J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center; Founder, Harriet Fulbright College.
H.E. Ambassador Ali Aujali – National Transitional Council of Libya Ambassador to the United States.
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Speaker: Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr. − President, Middle East Policy Council; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1993-94), earning the highest public service awards of the Department of Defense for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China. He also served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the U.S. mediation of Namibian independence South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal Angola.
Remarks by: H.E. Ali Suleiman Aujali – Chargé d’Affaires, People’s Bureau of the Great Socialist Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; former Chargé d’Affaires Libyan People’s Bureau in Ottawa, Canada; former Libyan ambassador to Malaysia, Argentina, and Brazil.
“An Update on Libyan-U.S. Relations – The Process of Renewal”
Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr. AUDIO (.mp3)
H.E. Ali Suleiman Aujali AUDIO (.mp3)
AUDIO FROM PANEL Q & A (.mp3)
THE TURNING OF A NEW CHAPTER IN U.S.-LIBYAN RELATIONS
H.E. Ali Suleiman Aujali, Chargé d’Affaires at The People’s Bureau of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Washington, D.C.