Experts

Adel Alkeiad
Adel Alkeiad

Dr. Adel Alkeiad
Deputy Secretary General, King Abdulaziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity

Aamer Abdullah Alireza
Aamer Abdullah Alireza

Aamer Abdullah Alireza
Managing Director, Services Division, Xenel Group of Companies

Abdullah AlShayji
Abdullah AlShayji

Abdullah AlShayji
Chairman, Department of Political Science, Kuwait University

Abdulmohsin M. Alyousef
Abdulmohsin M. Alyousef

Abdulmohsin M. Alyousef, Vice Governor, Technical Affairs, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization

Adel Al Toraifi
Adel Al Toraifi

Adel Al Toraifi
Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Al-Awsat and Editor-in-Chief of Al-Majalla

Alexis Arieff
Alexis Arieff

Alexis Arieff
Analyst on Africa and the Maghreb, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Ali Alhakami
Ali Alhakami

Dr. Ali Alhakami
General Manager, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Development Project

Ali Alzawawi
Ali Alzawawi

Dr. Ali Alzawawi, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Private Health Sector, Ministry of Health

Amb. Mickey Kantor
Amb. Mickey Kantor

Amb. Mickey Kantor
Partner, Mayer Brown and former Secretary of Commerce and United State Trade Representative

Ambassador Maen Areikat
Ambassador Maen Areikat

Ambassador Maen Areikat
Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the United States

Ambassador Richard Schmierer
Ambassador Richard Schmierer

Ambassador Richard Schmierer
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near East Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Amr Khashoggi
Amr Khashoggi

Amr Khashoggi, VP Corporate Affairs at Zahid Group

Anthony C. Zinni
Anthony C. Zinni

Anthony C. Zinni, General, USMC (Ret)
Former Commander in Chief, US Central Command

Bassam Haddad
Bassam Haddad

Dr. Bassam Haddad
Director, Middle East Studies Program and Assistant Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Bassma Adnan AlSeyofi
Bassma Adnan AlSeyofi

Bassma Adnan AlSeyofi
Head of the Language Training Institutes Division, Private and International Education Administration, Ministry of Education

Bill Allen
Bill Allen

Bill Allen
President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Brent Harvey
Brent Harvey

Brent Harvey, Global Business Development Manager and Executive Vice President, Commercial Technology Group, Parsons

Brian Peck
Brian Peck

Brian Peck, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz)

C. David Welch
C. David Welch

C. David Welch
President, Europe, Africa, and Middle East, Bechtel, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Chris Elias
Chris Elias

Dr. Chris Elias, President of Global Development, Gates Foundation

Chris McGrath
Chris McGrath

Senior Liaison Officer and Acting Head of the Washington Representative Office, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Chuck Montgomery
Chuck Montgomery

Chuck Montgomery, Vice President, Global Account Management, Flowserve Corporation

Colin Kahl
Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl
Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Cristina Chertes
Cristina Chertes

Cristina Chertes, Regional Vice President, G&W Electric Company

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner, State of California Department of Insurance

David Caston
David Caston

David Caston, Business Development Manager, Tamimi Company / Commerical Group

David D. Bosch
David D. Bosch

David D. Bosch
Chairman of the Board, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

David Des Roches
David Des Roches

David Des Roches
Associate Professor and Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University

David Dumke
David Dumke

David Dumke
Director, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies

David Hamod
David Hamod

David Hamod
President & CEO, National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce

David Lesch
David Lesch

David Lesch
Professor of Middle East History, Trinity University

David Long
David Long

David E. Long
Diplomat, Scholar, Author, Consultant

David Perry
David Perry

David Perry
Corporate Vice President and Chief Global Business Development Officer, Northrup Grumman

Dennis Christou
Dennis Christou

Dennis Christou, VP, Marketing, North America, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.

Dr. Anas Alhajji
Dr. Anas Alhajji

Dr. Anas Alhajji
Chief Economist, NGP Energy Capital Management

Dr. Selwa Al Hazaa
Dr. Selwa Al Hazaa

Dr. Selwa Al-Hazzaa is a Saudi ophthalmologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital as the head of the ophthalmology department.

Dr. Tamara Essayyad
Dr. Tamara Essayyad

Dr. Tamara Essayyad
Director of Strategic Infrastructure Advocacy, CG/LA Infrastructure, Inc.

Edward Burton
Edward Burton

Edward Burton, CEO and President, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council

Elija Andjelich
Elija Andjelich

Elija Andjelich, Vice President, Business Development, Chevron Phillips Chemical Middle East

Elizabeth Wossen
Elizabeth Wossen

Elizabeth Wossen
Principal and Lead Consultant, Energy Links Group LLC

Eng. Mohamed Al-Mady
Eng. Mohamed Al-Mady

Eng. Mohamed Al-Mady
U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council and Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC

Erik Puskar
Erik Puskar

Erik Puskar
Manager, Global Standards & Information Standards Service, National Institute of Standards and Technology

F. Gregory Gause
F. Gregory Gause

F. Gregory Gause III
Professor and Department Chair
University of Vermont

Fahad Alturki
Fahad Alturki

Fahad Alturki. Head of Research, Jadwa Investment, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Faisal Al Rasheed
Faisal Al Rasheed

Eng. Faisal Al Rasheed, Advisor and Manager for Investment Affairs, Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu

Ford Fraker
Ford Fraker

Ford Fraker
Former Amb to KSA; President Middle East Policy Council

Gary Lawrence
Gary Lawrence

Gary Lawrence, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, AECOM

Geeta Pasi
Geeta Pasi

Amb Geeta Pasi
U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti

Ghassan Al-Shibl
Ghassan Al-Shibl

Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, President and CEO, Advanced Electronics Company

Hanan Edrees
Hanan Edrees

Dr. Hanan Edrees
Doctor of Public Health
Alumna King Abdullah Scholarship Program

Hardin Lang
Hardin Lang

Hardin Lang
Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Helima Croft
Helima Croft

Helima Croft
Managing Director and Chief Commodities Strategist, RBC Capital Markets

Hutham Olayan
Hutham Olayan

Hutham Olayan has been a principal and director since 1981 of The Olayan Group, a private multinational enterprise that is a diversified global investor and operator of commercial and industrial businesses in Saudi Arabia.

Imad Harb
Imad Harb

Dr. Imad Harb
Distinguished International Affairs Fellow with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi
General Manager, Alarab TV Channel; Journalist

James B. Smith
James B. Smith

Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group; Former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

James Larocco
James Larocco

James Larocco
Ambassador (Retired), former Director, NESA Center

James Spencer
James Spencer

James Spencer
Middle East Political and Security Consultant

Jamie Webster
Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster
Senior Director and Head of Market Intelligence Service, IHS Energy

Janet Breslin-Smith
Janet Breslin-Smith

Janet Breslin-Smith
Former Professor of National Security Strategy and Chair of the Department of National Security Strategy, National War College

Jason Buntin
Jason Buntin

Jason Buntin
Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Jawaher Al Sudairy
Jawaher Al Sudairy

Jawaher Al Sudairy, Research Associate, Furman Center for Real Estate and Housing Policy

Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt, President and CEO, Blackboard

Jeffrey Akman
Jeffrey Akman

Dr. Jeffrey Akman
Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, Walter A. Bloedorn Chair in Administrative Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Joe Brown
Chief Innovation Officer, AECOM

Joe Saleeby
Joe Saleeby

Joe Saleeby
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Asia, CB&I

John Barbieri
John Barbieri

John Barbieri, President and CEO, Natural Water Resource

John Duke Anthony
John Duke Anthony

John Duke Anthony, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

John G. Spitz
John G. Spitz

John G. Spitz
Senior Vice President and Saudi Arabia Regional Manager, Hill International

John Iskander
John Iskander

John Iskander
Chair, Near East and North Africa Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State.

John Sfakianakis
John Sfakianakis

Dr. John Sfakianakis is the Chief Investment Strategist at MASIC

Jon B. Alterman
Jon B. Alterman

Jon B. Alterman, Senior VP, Center for Strategic and International Studies – Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and Director, Middle East Program

Josette Lewis
Josette Lewis

Josette Lewis, Associate Director, World Food Center, University of California, Davis

Judith Yaphe
Judith Yaphe

Judith Yaphe
Distinguished Research Fellow for the Middle East, Institute for National Strategic Studies

Karim Haggag
Karim Haggag

Karim Haggag
Visiting Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Kathy Cuddihy
Kathy Cuddihy

Kathy Cuddihy
Author, “Anywhere But Saudi Arabia..”

Ken Close
Ken Close

Ken Close, President, Quincy International

Kenneth Katzman
Kenneth Katzman

Dr. Ken Katzman
Specialist in Middle East Affairs in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Kevin Book
Kevin Book

Kevin Book
Co-Founder and Head of Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC

Khaled Almaeena
Khaled Almaeena

Khaled Almaeena
Former Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Gazette (2012-2014) and Arab News

Khaled Masri
Khaled Masri

Khaled Masri, President, Standards Associates

Khalid Al Ghoneim
Khalid Al Ghoneim

Dr. Khalid Al Ghonaim
Chairman & CEO, Hadaf Holding at Human Resources Development Funds (HRDF)

Kome Ajise
Kome Ajise

Kome Ajise, Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, California Department of Transportation

Leila Hilal
Leila Hilal

Ms. Leila Hilal
Director, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation

Linda Jackman
Linda Jackman

Linda Jackman, Vice President, Industrial Strategy, Oracle Utilities

Linda Katehi
Linda Katehi

Linda Katehi, Chancellor, University of California – Davis

Lubna Olayan
Lubna Olayan

Lubna S. Olayan is the chief executive officer of the Olayan Financing Company, the holding entity for the Olayan Group’s operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Lucien Zeigler
Lucien Zeigler

Mr. Lucien Zeigler, Director of Research, Saudi-US Trade Group (SUSTG), Tysons Corner, Virginia

Luke Newcomb
Luke Newcomb

Luke Newcomb, President, Saudi Arabia, Wood Mustang

Mansour Al-Shithry
Mansour Al-Shithry

Mansour Al-Shithry, Board Member, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Head of the Riyadh SME Center

Mark N. Katz
Mark N. Katz

Mark N. Katz
Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Michael C Hudson
Michael C Hudson

Michael C. Hudson
Director, Middle East Institute and Professor of Political Science at National University of Singapore

Michael Saba
Michael Saba

Director of International Development, Avera Health

Michael Woodward
Michael Woodward

Michael Woodward
Regional Director, International Strategic Partnerships- Middle East and Africa, The Boeing Company

Mimi Jett
Mimi Jett

Mimi Jett, Vice President, Business Development, Avant Assessment

Mohammed Al Rais
Mohammed Al Rais

Mohammed Al Rais
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Middle East Operations, Hill International.

Mohammed Alshaalan
Mohammed Alshaalan

Mohammed Alshaalan, Director of SACM E-Services, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission

Mohammed Alyemeni
Mohammed Alyemeni

Dr. Mohammed Alyemeni, Deputy Minister, Planning and Economics, Ministry of Health

Munir M. Rafie
Munir M. Rafie

Munir M. Rafie
Vice President, Saudi Aramco Materials Supply

Nada Saleh Abdulrahman Al Ismail
Nada Saleh Abdulrahman Al Ismail

Nada Saleh Abdulrahman Al Ismail, General Supervisor for Primary Stages, General Directorate of Educational Supervision, Ministry of Education

Nahlah Al-Jubeir
Nahlah Al-Jubeir

Nahlah Al-Jubeir
Director, Center for Career Development, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission

Nathan Regan
Nathan Regan

Nathan Regan
Country Manager for the United States, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Nawaf Obaid
Nawaf Obaid

Nawaf Obaid
National Security Affairs Advisor

Neal Wunderlich
Neal Wunderlich

Neal Wunderlich
President, Wunderlich-Malec Engineering, Inc.

Nejib Ayachi
Nejib Ayachi

Dr. Nejib Ayachi
Founder and President, Maghreb Center

Eng. Omar Bahlaiwa
Omar Bahlaiwa

Engineer Omar Bahlaiwa, Secretary General, Committee for International Trade, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Patrick Theros
Patrick Theros

Patrick Theros
Executive Director, U.S.-Qatar Business Council; former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar.

Paul Findley
Paul Findley

Paul Findley
Author, speaker and pundit Paul Findley served in the United States Congress for 22 years representing central Illinois.

Paul Sullivan
Paul Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan
Professor of Economics, Eisenhower School, National Defense University

Prince Turki Al-Faisal
Prince Turki Al-Faisal

Prince Turki Al Faisal. Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Former Ambassador to the United States

Rachid Sayouty
Rachid Sayouty

Rachid Sayouty
Director, Los Angeles Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ramesh Nuggihalli
Ramesh Nuggihalli

Ramesh Nuggihalli, Vice President and Managing Director, Pentair Middle East

Rayan Fayez
Rayan Fayez

Rayan Fayez, Co-CEO Saudi Arabia, J.P. Morgan & Chase Co.

Rene Leon
Rene Leon

Ambassador Dr. Rene Leon
Economic Growth Consultant, Creative Associates International; former Ambassador of El Salvador to the U.S.

Richard LeBaron
Richard LeBaron

Richard LeBaron
Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson, President, Saudi-US Trade Group, Washington, DC

Rob Smith
Rob Smith

Rob Smith
Country Manager, CH2M HILL, and General Manager, CH2M Olayan

Robert Lapsley
Robert Lapsley

Robert Lapsley, President, California Business Roundtable

Robert Sharp
Robert Sharp

Robert Sharp
Assistant Professor, National Defense University

Saeed Al Shaikh
Saeed Al Shaikh

Dr. Saeed Al Shaikh, Senior Economist, National Commercial Bank & Shoura Member

Samar Alsaggaf
Samar Alsaggaf

Dr. Samar Alsaggaf
Director, Department of Medical and Health Science Programs, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission

Samar Fatany
Samar Fatany

Samar Fatany
Radio Journalist, Columnist, Author

Samra Al-Kuwaiz
Samra Al-Kuwaiz

Samra Al-Kuwaiz
Board Member & Partner, Osool Capital Brokerage Firm

Sarah Ladislaw
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw
Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Sarah Leah Whitson
Sarah Leah Whitson

Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Selwa Al-Hazzaa
Selwa Al-Hazzaa

Dr. Selwa Al-Hazzaa
Shoura Member and Head & Consultant of Ophthalmology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

Shihab Kuran
Shihab Kuran

Shihab Kuran
President of SunEdison Advanced Solutions

Sir Alan Munro
Sir Alan Munro

Sir Alan Munro
Diplomat, Author, Former UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Skander Malcolm
Skander Malcolm

Skander Malcolm, President and CEO, Eastern and Africa Growth Markets, GE Healthcare

Stefanie Hausheer
Stefanie Hausheer

Stefanie Hausheer
Asst Program Director, Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Stephen McDonald
Stephen McDonald

Stephen McDonald, President, Middle East, Trust Company of the West

Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons

Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE; Senior Fellow and Founder, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation

Tariq A. Al Maeena
Tariq A. Al Maeena

Tariq A. Al Maeena is a Saudi socio-political commentator. He lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Theodore Karasik
Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik
Gulf-based Regional Geo-Political Affairs Analyst

Thomas W. Lippman
Thomas Lippman

Thomas W. Lippman, Scholar, Author, Journalist, Middle East Institute

Thomas Mattair
Thomas Mattair

Thomas Mattair
Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council

Thomas Stein
Thomas Stein

Thomas Stein
Managing Director Saudi Arabia, Perma-Pipe Inc. and Co-Founder, Cayan Ventures

Thomas Walter
Thomas Walter

Thomas Walter
Chairman, CEO & President, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia

Tristan Attenborough
Tristan Attenborough

Tristan Attenborough, Managing Director & Country Head, Treasury & Securities Services, Saudi Arabia, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Trita Parsi
Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi
Founder and President, National Iranian American Council

Waleed Al Eisa
Waleed Al Eisa

Waleed Al Eisa, Project Manager, King Abdullah Financial District

Wayne H. Bowen
Wayne H. Bowen

Dr. Wayne H. Bowen
Professor, Southeast Missouri State University; Author

Willie Hagan
Willie Hagan

Dr. Willie Hagan, President, The California State University-Dominguez Hills

Yousef Al Yousef
Yousef Al Yousef

Dr. Yousef Al Yousef, Director of KACST Energy Research Institute, King Abdullaziz City for Science and Technology

Zac Michael Crouch
Zac Michael Crouch

Zac Michael Crouch, Vice President & Managing Director of KSAB, Baker Hughes