Ambassador James Larocco – Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; former U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait.
Dr. Joseph Moynihan – Chairman, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Vice President, Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems.
General Joseph Hoar (USMC, Ret.) – Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command with planning and operations responsibility for 27 countries in the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Horn of Africa; Chairman, J.P. Hoar & Associates, a consulting firm engaged in business development in the Middle East and Africa.
Col. David Des Roches (USA) – Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies.
Mr. Bob Sharp – Assistant Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University.
Chair:Dr. John Duke Anthony – Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
H.E. Samir Sumaida’ie − Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States; Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations (2004-2006); former Minister of Interior; former member of Governing Council in Iraq – Chairman, Governing Council Media Committee; and Member, Governing Council Security, Finance, and Foreign Relations Committees.
Dr. Rochelle Davis − Assistant Professor of Arab Culture and Society (Anthropology), Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Author of, among other works, “Cultural Sensitivity in Military Occupation: The U.S. Military in Iraq,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
Dr. Joseph C. Moynihan − Vice President, Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems with specific responsibility to lead the Electronic Systems Sector’s business development efforts in the Northeast Region of the United States; former Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Chief Executive for the Arab World and Africa from regional offices located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); former, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Member, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
Dr. Joseph C. Moynihan, Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Africa, Northrop Grumman
Ambassador Shaun Donnelly, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President
Mr. Jeremy Jones, Senior Strategic Fellow, Oxford Center for Islamic Studies; Senior Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center for International Affairs; Senior International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; and author, Negotiating Change: The New Politics of the Middle East
Dr. Odeh Aburdene, President, OAI Advisors; Adviser, Capital Partners Holding; Member of the Board, AMIDEAST, Search for Common Ground, the Rand Center for Middle East Public Policy, the Bethlehem Foundation, Seeds of Peace, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Jazeerah Internationaland former longtime BBC Correspondent