The Trustees of the
BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Cordially Invite You to an Address by
John Duke Anthony, Ph.D.
Founding President & CEO
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Reception: 5:15 p.m. Address: 6:00 p.m.
WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE
Members: Free of Charge* – Guest of a Member: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**
“Which Way Forward in Yemen and GCC-Iranian Relations?”
Yemen is a battle ground for Saudi Arabia and Iran in which the United States is seriously involved. Clearly, it is a struggle for hegemony with implications for the evolution of the region.
In order to better understand these matters, we’re quite fortunate to be joined by Dr. John Duke Anthony. Few, if any, match Dr. Anthony’s understanding of Yemen specifically, the nature and purposes of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and policy implications for the United States.
Dr. Anthony’s career, as founding president and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, has been devoted to understanding the Gulf States and improving the relationship between them and the United States. His scholarship, area expertise, and leadership of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations are highly respected. Dr. Anthony is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (where he was class president all four years), holds an MA with distinction from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and a Ph.D. in International Relations and Middle East Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He’s the author of three books, editor of a fourth, and author of over 150 articles and manuscripts. He’s the only American to have been invited to attend every one of the ministerial and heads of state summits of the Gulf Cooperation Council since 1981. He has served since 1983 as an official observer of all four of Yemen’s presidential and congressional elections. Since 1966, he has served as chief scholar-escort to GCC countries, Egypt, and Yemen for the United States Central Command; and he has also been the scholar-escort for over 225 members of Congress and their advisors. He has been a consultant to the CIA and the Department of Defense and continues to teach a graduate course on the Middle East at Georgetown. He has been knighted by Morocco’s King Muhammad VI and given that nation’s highest award for public service. Since the 1970s, Dr. Anthony has graced the Baltimore Council’s forum on eleven occasions.
It is an honor and great pleasure to once again welcome him to the Council.