Conference/Dinner Registration

Conference/Dinner Registration

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FRIDAY, December 2, 2016 / 8:30am – 1:30pm

Johns Hopkins SAIS Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

images-1China’s Role in the Middle East’

Partnering with SAIS through Trustee and Director of SAIS China Studies, Dr. Mike Lampton, this event will shed light on a critical and uncertain dimension of today’s turbulent Middle East.

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FRIDAY, December 2, 2016 / 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Annual Newsmaker Dinner at the Cosmos Club

‘The Persian Gulf in Focus’ with 3 world class experts 

scott-erichICWA Fellowship Report  

Scott Erich on  ‘The Most Overlooked, Critical Country in the Middle East – Oman’

A quintessential ICWA Fellow whose curiosity about Oman was evident in all his Newsletters, Scott Erich will present his Fellowship report on Oman as our featured dinner speaker.

solomonjayKeynote Speaker  (following dinner) 

Jay Solomon, bestselling author of  ‘The Iran Wars’

Easily the most controversial international agreement in recent American history, and possibly of all-time, the Iran nuclear deal continues to roil the waters.  Who better to discuss the struggle over this landmark accord than Jay Solomon, award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter and author of the bestselling ‘The Iran Wars.’ 


Dr. Dirk Vandewalle, ICWA Chair

A Dartmouth faculty member for 25 years, Dirk Vandewalle is widely recognized as perhaps the world’s leading Libya scholar. His advice is highly sought after across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean as well as in the Gulf, which he visits frequently.  He is the author of internationally acclaimed books on Libya and several edited volumes and several dozen academic articles on North Africa.