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Conference- U.S. GCC Summit: Business as Usual?

The Institute for Gulf Affairs

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Conference- U.S. GCC Summit: Business as Usual?

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Conference- U.S. GCC Summit: Business as Usual?

 

Contact: Sayan Das Gupta

T: 202-466-9500

May 8, 2015

Washington, DC – The Institute for Gulf Affairs is holding a conference on the U.S. GCC Summit. Gulf Cooperation Council leader will arrive for a two-day summit with President Barack Obama on May 13-14 in the White House and Camp David to discuss various political issues including Iran nuclear deal, Yemen and Syria among others.

 

The event will feature native political and human rights speakers and experts from several Gulf countries and Yemen to talk about the issues that should be included in the summit agenda, including putting an end to the Saudi war on Yemen, the abysmal human rights records in the GCC, the lack of public participation in the political-decision making process, and the undue U.S. support to the absolute Gulf Monarchies.

 

The speakers will discuss the U.S GCC Summit and the implication for the region with thousands of political prisoners remain in jailed across the GCC countries including lawyers, poets, writers and religious leaders. Over 200 protesters have been killed by the governments of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The Arab Gulf countries remains the leading financial, political and ideological source of ISIS & AlQaeda terrorism.

 

This event will address the humanitarian crisis and the political implications of the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

 

Location:  US House of Representatives Cannon Building, room 402

Date: May 11, 2015

Time: 11 AM -12:30 PM

 

Speakers:

Matar Matar, political activist & former member of Bahrain Parliament (Bahrain)

Ambassador Fadhl Almaghafi, Dean of the Diplomatic Institute, (Yemen) (Invited)

Nabhan Alhanshi, director, the Monitor of Human Rights (Oman)

Harun Ahmed, former Saudi diplomat (Saudi Arabia)

Ali AlAhmed, director, The Institute for Gulf Affairs

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US House of Representatives
Cannon Building, room 402
Washington , DC 20515

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)


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The Institute for Gulf Affairs

The Institute for Gulf Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that disseminates solid information about the Gulf region and produces thoughtful analyses of Gulf politics and international relations. Based in Washington, DC, the Institute is at the center of a global network of reliable individuals, some of whom, due to the closed nature of the Saudi political system, have no other outlet for their views. 

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