18th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference
October 15, 2009
Geo-Political Dynamics (III): Iraq’s Return to Sovereignty
Chair: Dr. John Duke Anthony – Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
H.E. Samir Sumaida’ie − Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States; Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations (2004-2006); former Minister of Interior; former member of Governing Council in Iraq – Chairman, Governing Council Media Committee; and Member, Governing Council Security, Finance, and Foreign Relations Committees.
Dr. Rochelle Davis − Assistant Professor of Arab Culture and Society (Anthropology), Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. In 2009, Dr. Davis completed two separate empirical research projects related to the war in Iraq. In one, she and Omar Shakir interviewed American armed forces personnel about the usefulness of the cultural training they received and its impact on their interactions with Iraqis. In the other, she interviewed Iraqis regarding the intercultural dimension of their experiences with American military personnel in Iraq. Author of, among other works, “Cultural Sensitivity in Military Occupation: The U.S. Military in Iraq,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
Dr. Joseph C. Moynihan − Vice President, Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems with specific responsibility to lead the Electronic Systems Sector’s business development efforts in the Northeast Region of the United States; former Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Chief Executive for the Arab World and Africa from regional offices located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); former, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Member, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.