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Libya–U.S. Relations 2017: New Vision, Hope, and Opportunities Program

April 27, 2017

Libya–U.S. Relations 2017 New Vision, Hope, and Opportunities

Wednesday, May 10th

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Building

United States House of Representatives

Rooms 2034-2044

Washington, D.C.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

(Click here to download the program)

8:00 – 9:00 AM — CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9:15 AM — WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

  • Dr. Hani Shennib – Founding Chairman and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Libya Relations, Internationally Recognized Cardiovascular Surgeon and Opinion Leader in International Health Care Policies and Relations.

  • Dr. John Duke Anthony – Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and member of the United States Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy 

9:15 – 11:15 AM —THE LIBYAN PRIMACY 2011-2017: LESSONS LEARNED AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD

PANEL: How a hopeful transition was derailed, the fate of the U.S. sponsored agreement on Libya, and how to realign it?

  • H.E. Ali F. Ibrahim Khaled Al-Qatrani – Deputy Chair, Presidential Council

  • Hon. Omar Aswad – Minister, Presidential Council, Libya

  • H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Gebril – Former Prime Minister of Libya

  • H.E. Ali Zeidan – Former Prime Minister of Libya

  • H. E. Mossa El-Kony – Former Vice President, Presidential Council; Former Deputy Prime Minister, Government of National Accord 

  • Dr. Ethan Chorin – CEO, Perim Associates

11:15 – 11:45 PM — Break to Pick-Up Lunch

11:45 – 02:00 AM — SECURITY AND STABILITY IN LIBYA AND THE REGION

“Mapping ISIS and its Allies Across Libya and into Europe: How to Secure Libya & the Region”

  • Col. Wolfgang Pusztai – Chairman, Advisory Board, National Council on U.S. Libya Relations, and Former Defense Attaché, Austrian Ministry of Defense

 “The Burden of Religious Extremism on Libyan Nation Building and Creating Bottom-Up Solutions”

  • Zahra’ Langhi - Author, Libya’s Religious Sector and Peacebuilding Efforts; Chairperson, Libya Women Platform for Peace

 “Influence of Egypt & Arabian Gulf States on the Libyan Conflict; Abrogating the Negatives and Advocating a Positive Role”

  • H. E. Abdubasit Albadri, Libyan Ambassador to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 “The Humanitarian and Health Crisis in Libya: Magnitude and Needed Measures”

  • Dr. Jaffar Hussain Syed - Representative & Head of Mission, World Health Organization for Libya & Tunisia, U.N. Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya &  Reida ElOakley Minister of Health, Temporary Government of Libya

 “Algeria and Libya: A History of Disputes on Oil, Boarder, Policies & Security; Can it Play a Credible Stabilizing Role Today?”

  • Dr. William Lawrence - Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

 “Russia’s Geopolitical Interests in Libya & the Region; Is it Sustainable and How Will it be Played?”

  • Dr. Theodore Karasik - Senior Advisor, Gulf State Analytics; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Lexington Institute

“UK & European Relations with Libya 2006-2017; The Good , The Bad & the Ugly and Where to?”

  • Tim Eaton - Research Fellow, Middle East & North Africa, Chatham House, London, UK

 “Libya’s Chaos: Impact on U.S. National Security and How Will the New Administration Shape its Policy on Libya?”

  • Dr. Walid Phares - Foreign Policy Advisor to the Donald J. Trump Presidential Campaign 2016; author, consultant, and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs and global terrorism

02:00 – 2:30 PM — Coffee and Networking Break

2:30 – 3:45 PM — REBUILDING THE LIBYAN ECONOMY & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 “Libya’s Energy Industries and Opportunities for Future Libyan Development”

  • Dr. Paul Sullivan – Professor of Economics, National Defense University, and Senior International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

 “Mapping Investments in Libya: Opportunities and Challenges”

  • Dr. Mohsen Derregia – Former Chairman & CEO of Libyan Investment Authority; Professor of Finance

 “Private- Public Joint Enterprises and Investment in Libya”

  • Usama Siala – Deputy Chairman, Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP)

 “Status and Management of Old Public Sector Development Contracts & Attracting New Investments”

  • Nate Mason - Former Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Libya

 “Navigating Libyan Investment Laws & What Every Investor Should Know”

  • Dr. Mohamed Karbal - Attorney, Karbal & Co

3:45 – 4:00 PM —Discussion & Closing Remarks

7:00 – 9:30 P.M. — CONFERENCE DINNER (By Invitation Only)

City Tavern Club (Georgetown) 3206 M St NW Washington, DC 20007

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