The Washington Center for Yemeni Studies launched the 1st WCYS Annual Conference 2022 – Yemen Under the Scope in Washington, D.C., on September 29th. This conference was organized in collaboration with the Middle East Institute, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, the Gulf International Forum, and the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations. Since then, in-depth conversations have brought together various political, economic, and civil society actors by offering an inclusive platform for diverse voices in Yemeni affairs.
This year our theme is Yemen Under the Scope. We dedicated the day to examining diverse outlooks and exploring new ways of uniting our efforts in depicting the facts, and advancing solutions for a sustainable peace process. We aspire to enrich perspectives of the crisis in Yemen and dig deeper into the impact of war on Yemeni livelihoods. We invite you to join us in empowering the Yemeni voice in determining their future.
Tune into exclusive keynote addresses from high-level officials from the U.S and Yemeni Governments.
Attend expert-led panels organized by leading DC-based think tanks to dissect pressing topics in Yemeni affairs.
Connect with internationally renowned leaders, researchers, and specialists.
Expand your knowledge of the Yemeni conflict and explore solutions for current challenges in Yemen.
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
Presented by: TBD
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
Presented by: 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.
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.
Keynote Addresses, Panel Discussions, Networking Luncheon
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20004
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The conference and its sessions will be conducted in English.