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1st WCYS Annual Conference 2022
Washington, D.C.
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H.E. Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed | Prime Minister of Yemen
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H.E. Mohammed Al-Hadhrami | Ambassador of Yemen
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Timothy Lenderking | US Special Envoy to Yemen
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David Gressly | UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
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Jeehan N. Abdul Ghaffar | Senior Advisor World Bank Group
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Abraham Aiyash | MI State Representative
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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.

Exclusivity

Tune into exclusive keynote addresses from high-level officials from the U.S and Yemeni Governments.

Expertise

Attend expert-led panels organized by leading DC-based think tanks to dissect pressing topics in Yemeni affairs.

Networking

Connect with internationally renowned leaders, researchers, and specialists.

Knowledge

Expand your knowledge of the Yemeni conflict and explore solutions for current challenges in Yemen.

Speakers

H.E. Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed

H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Al-Hadhrami

Timothy Lenderking

William David Gressly

Amb. Gerald Feierstein

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Amb. Patrick theros

H.E. Amb. Amat Al-Alim Alsoswa

H.E. Dr. Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi

Amb. Matthew Tueller

Amb. Christopher Henzel

H.E. Amb. Khaled Alyemani

Norman Roule

Ellen Laipson

David Des Roches

Jeehan N. Abul Ghaffar

Oussama Jammal

Giogrio Cafiero

Dr. Debbie Almontaser

Abdulrahman Al-Eryani

Rep. Abraham Aiyash

Dr. Abed Ayoub

Fatima Abo Alasrar

Abdulghani Al-Iryani

Summer Nasser

Gallery

Our Partners

Program Agenda

Meet fellow attendees over a coffee with a light breakfast. 

Presented by: Dr. Hatem Elhady – Chairman of the WCYS Board.

H.E. Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed – Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen 

 H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Al-Hadhrami – Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the United States.

Panel organized by the Gulf International Forum

Moderated by: Amb. Patrick Theros

Panelists: H.E. Amb. Amat Al-Alim Alsoswa, H.E. Dr. Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi, Amb. Matthew Tueller, Abdulghani Al-Iryani

Organized by the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR)

Moderated by: Dr. John Duke Anthony

Panelists: David B. Des Roches, Abdulrahman Al-Eryani, Gorgio Cafiero

Network with attendees and participants over a hot lunch buffet provided by WCYS.

Mr. William David Gressly – United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen

Organized by the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)

Moderated by: Oussama Jammal

Panelists: Jeehan N. Abdul Ghaffar, Dr. Abed Ayoub, Summer Nasser.

Timothy Lenderking – United States Special Envoy to Yemen

Organized by the Middle East Institute (MEI). 

Moderated by: Amb. Gerald Feierstein

Panelists: Amb. Christopher Henzel, Ellen Laipson, TBD

Organized by the Washington Center For Yemeni Studies (WCYS).

Moderated by: Fatima Abo Alasrar

Panelists: H.E. Amb. Khaled Alyemani, Norman Roule

Words from Yemeni-American Leaders: Dr. Debbie Al-Montaser and Rep. Abraham Aiyash 

Short Panel highlighting the Youth Development Initiatives established by Yemeni youth in the United States

The Washington Center for Yemeni Studies (WCYS) team will give a closing Remark. 

Venue

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Location

FAQs

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.

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