20th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference Dynamics of Recent Events in the Arab World: Framing the Arab and U.S. Responses
Imam Shirazi World Foundation has had the honor to be part of the 20th Annual Arab-U.S Policymakers Conference, organized by National Council on U.S-Arab relations held in Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center as a two consecutive day meeting on the 27th and 28 of October. Geopolitical Dynamics of Iraq, Maghreb, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Palestine, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and topics regarding business, investment, and financial development dynamics of prospects were discussed in details among representatives from Department of State, military, and Think Tank contributors and University professors. Some of the speakers for this event were Ambassador James Larocco; former Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al Sa’ud; Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; H.E. Ambassador Sameh Shoukry; Ambassador of Egypt to the United States, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Hussein Hassouna; Chief Representative of the League of Arab States to the United States, H.E. Ambassador Maen Areikat – Representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United States, Dr. John L. Iskander ;U.S. Department of State. Dr. Janne Nolan – Director, Nuclear Security Programs, American Security Project; former Professor of International Affairs and Deputy Director of the Ridgway Center, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Néjib Ayachi – Founder and President, Maghreb Center. (Tunisia) and many other professors and thinkers shared their inputs in regards of what is going on in the Arab States, and how has the policymaking decisions of the United States effected the Arab Spring, and why did some countries like Bahrain did not get much U.S support, and why some were freed in matter of weeks from their initial uprising. Representatives of Imam Shirazi World Foundation had the pleasure of meeting the speakers, as well as founders of dozens of humanitarian, consulting, financial, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations. ISWF strengthened its relations with Ambassador of Iraq; Ezzadin Haji, Dr. John Duke Anthony; president and CEO of National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and few University professors nationwide.