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Audio recordings of National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations programs. Based in Washington, D.C., NCUSAR is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab region.

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Audio recordings of National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations programs. Based in Washington, D.C., NCUSAR is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab region.

    Life Within Six Feet: The Impact of Social Distancing on Society

    Life Within Six Feet: The Impact of Social Distancing on Society

    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Online Discussion. Recorded June 24, 2020.
    Featured Specialists:
    > Mr. Rafic Makki, Mubadala Ventures Fellow and Head of Technology.
    > Mr. Nasser Al Sheikh, Emirates National Holding Chairman and Former Dubai Finance Department Director General.
    > Dr. Omar Al-Ubaidly, Derasat Director of Research.
    > Dr. Anita Blanchard, University of North Carolina Charlotte Associate Professor of Psychology and Organization Science.
    > Mr. Selim Edde, Google Middle East and North Africa Director and Head of Public Policy.
    Welcoming Remarks:
    > Mr. Patrick Mancino, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Executive Vice President and Director of Development.
    > Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
    Closing Remarks:
    > Mr. Mohammed Baharoon, Dubai Public Policy Research Center (b'huth) Director General.
    Moderator:
    > Mr. Joshua Yaphe, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Scholar-in-Residence.
    Visit www.ncusar.org for more information.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Opportunity: Taking Stock of an Extraordinary Moment in the Saudi Arabian-United States Business Relationship

    Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Opportunity: Taking Stock of an Extraordinary Moment in the Saudi Arabian-United States Business Relationship

    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce Online Discussion. Recorded June 17, 2020.
    Featured Specialists:
    > Mr. Christopher Johnson, Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce Chairman; Attorney based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; KKR Saudi Limited Chairman.
    > Mr. H. Delano Roosevelt, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council President and Chief Executive Officer; Former Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce Chairman; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Board of Directors Member.
    > Mr. Ahmed Abuzinadah, Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. Commercial Attache.
    Context Provider and Moderator:
    > Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
    Welcoming Remarks:
    > Mr. Patrick Mancino, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Executive Vice President and Director of Development.
    Visit www.ncusar.org for more information.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Eye on Oman: Constancy Amid Modernization and Development

    Eye on Oman: Constancy Amid Modernization and Development

    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Online Discussion. Recorded June 11, 2020.
    Featured Specialists:
    > H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Hassan, Sultanate of Oman Ambassador to the United Nations; Former Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs Acting Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs; Former Ambassador of Oman to Russia.
    > Ambassador (Ret.) Richard J. Schmierer, Former United States Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman (2009-2012); Middle East Policy Council Chairman of the Board of Directors and President.
    > Professor Linda Pappas Funsch, Author of Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization; Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellow; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Malone Fellow and International Advisory Board Member.
    Context Provider and Moderator:
    > Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
    Welcoming Remarks:
    > Mr. Patrick Mancino, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Executive Vice President and Director of Development.
    Visit www.ncusar.org for more information.

    • 1 hr
    Sports Diplomacy in the Middle East

    Sports Diplomacy in the Middle East

    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Virtual Roundtable Discussion. Recorded May 19, 2020.
    Featured Specialists:
    > HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, President of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronics and Intellectual Sports and the Arab eSports Federation.
    > Ms. Shaima Saleh Al-Husseini, Managing Director of the Saudi Sports for All Federation.
    > Mr. Mark Clark, CEO of Generations for Peace, a Jordon-based NGO promoting sustainable conflict transformation.
    > Mr. Kemp Gouldin, Founder of Because Baseball, a non-profit dedicated to bringing baseball to schools in the Arab world.
    > Mr. Ryan Murphy, Middle East specialist in the U.S. State Department's Office of Sports Diplomacy.
    > Mr. Hozaifa Al-Maleh, Former member of the Syrian national basketball team and international professional basketball player.
    Opening Remarks:
    > Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
    Concluding Remarks:
    > Dr. Heidi A. Alaskary, CEO of the Special Olympics Saudi Arabian Federation.
    Moderator:
    > Mr. Joshua Yaphe, Arabian Peninsula Analyst at the U.S. State Department.
    Visit www.ncusar.org for more information.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Energy, Economic, and Defense Dynamics During a Time of Pandemic

    Energy, Economic, and Defense Dynamics During a Time of Pandemic

    National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and World Trade Center of Washington, DC/Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Public Affairs Discussion. Recorded April 15, 2020.
    Featured Specialists:
    > Dr. Paul Sullivan, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Distinguished International Affairs Fellow; National Defense University Professor of Economics; Johns Hopkins University Adjunct Professor for Energy and Environmental Security; Federation of American Scientists Adjunct Senior Fellow for Future Global Resource Threats.
    > Ms. Kirsten Fontenrose, Atlantic Council Middle East Programs Director of Regional Security; former White House National Security Council Senior Director for Gulf Affairs.
    > Mr. Phillip Cornell, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow; Former Saudi Aramco Senior Corporate Planning Advisor; Former International Energy Agency Special Advisor.
    Context Provider:
    > Dr. John Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO.
    Moderator:
    > Mr. David Des Roches, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Senior International Affairs Fellow; U.S. Department of Defense National Defense University Near East/South Asia Center for Strategic Studies Associate Professor.
    Welcome:
    > Mr. Andrew Gelfuso, World Trade Center Washington DC Director.
    Visit www.ncusar.org for more information.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Certainties and Uncertainties Regarding Iran, the Arab Region, and the United States

    Certainties and Uncertainties Regarding Iran, the Arab Region, and the United States

    Dr. John Duke Anthony Remarks to the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs on February 6, 2020.
    Featured Specialist:
    > Dr. John Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO.
    Moderator:
    > Dr. Frank Burd, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs President.
    Visit www.ncusar.org for more information.

    • 58 min

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