The 2nd Annual Conference of Innovation and Exploration in 2023



December 5 — Washington dc

Elevate Your Perspective, Enhance Your Arsenal, and Expand Your Abilities


Listen to exclusive keynotes from top U.S. and Yemeni leaders.


Leading DC think tanks host expert-led seminars on Yemeni issues.


Connect with internationally renowned leaders, researchers, and specialists.


Learn about the Yemeni conflict and find solutions.

WCYS Annual Conference

The 1st WCYS Annual Conference, “Yemen Under the Scope,” was successfully launched by the Washington Center for Yemeni Studies on September 29th in Washington, DC. This collaborative event involved esteemed partners such as the Middle East Institute, the National Council on US-Arab Relations, the Gulf International Forum, and the US Council of Muslim Organizations. Through engaging conversations, the conference provided a platform for diverse voices in Yemeni affairs, bringing together political, economic, and civil society actors. With a focus on exploring different perspectives and seeking sustainable peace solutions, we delved into the impact of the Yemeni crisis on livelihoods.


Voices of Wisdom: Our Esteemed Speakers

H.E. Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed

H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Al-Hadhrami


William David

Agenda at a glance

All times are in ET (Eastern Time), Washington, D.C

December 5th

8:00 - 8:50 AM
Registration and Coffee Hour

8:50 - 9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 - 9:15 am
Opening Keynote Address

9:15 - 9:30 AM
Opening Keynote Address

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Panel: Unifying Governance in Post-War Yemen

10:30 - 10:45 AM
Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM
Keynote Address

11:00 - 12:00 PM
Panel: Regional Security and Armed Groups

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon

1:00 - 1:15 PM
Keynote Address

1:15 - 2:15 PM
Panel: The Humanitarian Crisis: Relief and Development in Yemen

2:15 - 2:30 PM
Keynote Address

2:30 - 3:30 PM
Panel: Possible Paths and Opportunities for Peace in Yemen

2:30 - 3:30 PM
Panel: Possible Paths and Opportunities for Peace in Yemen

3:30 - 3:45 PM
Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:00 PM
Keynote Address

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Panel: Implications of the Truce in Yemen: What Does the Future Hold?

5:00 - 5:20 PM
Words from Yemeni American Leaders

5:15 - 5:45 PM
Panel : Yemeni Youth Engagement Amidst Conflict

5:45 - 6:00 PM
Closing Remark

Our Partners

Empowering Success Together: Our Valued Partners"


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center



Yemen Under the Scope is The Washington Center for Yemeni Studies’s 1st Annual Conference organized in collaboration with the Middle East Institute (MEI), the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), the Gulf International Forum, and the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). We will gather leaders from the Yemeni and U.S. governments, research institutions, humanitarian organizations, and the intelligence community.

  • Leading DC-based think tanks will each conduct a panel to dissect a pressing topic in Yemeni affairs.
  • Internationally renowned researchers and specialists will provide expert insight and prognosis of current events in Yemen. 
  • Keynote addresses from high-level officials from the U.S and Yemeni Governments.
  • To create a collaborative space for DC-based think tanks, government, and advocacy leaders.
  • To share insights and discuss topics of overarching importance to the concerns, interests, and foreign policy objectives of the Yemeni and American people. 
  • To offer an inclusive platform for diverse voices in Yemeni affairs.

Keynote Addresses, Panel Discussions, Networking Luncheon

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20004

Register now and check your email for confirmation.

The conference and its sessions will be conducted in English.