October 31 - November 01, 2018
Wednesday - Thursday
The 27th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference will be held October 31-November 1, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The conference will again provide attendees with two days of shared ideas, intense discussions and debate, and extensive networking opportunities.
Since 1992, the National Council’s annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people’s needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives. Over two-days, Arab and American leaders from government, the military, business, and academe share privileged information, insight, and recommendations that are vitally important to the definition of issues, the ordering of priorities, and the direction of policy formulation and implementation in American and Arab governments alike. The Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference is the largest annual gathering in America dedicated to studying, understanding, and promoting the U.S.-Arab relationship.
HOW have changes in oil prices over time impacted GCC countries' domestic infrastructure and foreign investment initiatives?
HOW can the United States and Arab states curb the illegal trafficking of small arms by extremist and insurgent groups in the region? How do maritime solutions fit in the efforts?
HOW has the Pentagon's relaxing of its Rules of Engagement impacted the nature and extent of anti-Americanism in the region? How much support exists among Arabs for an American show of strength?
HOW can the United States and Arab states alleviate the strain of refugees on host countries' education and healthcare sectors?
The National Council's 27th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference will explore these questions and many more October 31 and November 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.