Fall 2013 Conference
The Council of American Ambassadors held its Fall Conference in Washington, DC on November 18-19. The program focused on current events in the Middle East.
An Ambassadors Roundtable in the Anderson Room of the Metropolitan Club opened the two-day program. The Ambassador of Egypt, H.E. Mohamed Tawfik, was the guest speaker. Following an introduction by Ambassador Lloyd N. Hand and Ambassador Tawfik's formal remarks, Ambassador Gilbert A. Robinson led a question and answer session. Questions from Ambassadors Timothy A. Chorba, Timothy L. Towell, Bruce S. Gelb, Diana Lady Dougan, Edward E. Elson, Joseph B. Gildenhorn and Thomas Graham, Jr. covered a range of topical issues.
Following the Roundtable, the Board of Directors met in the Metropolitan Club's Founders' Room to discuss Council operations. The day concluded with a reception hosted by Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley at her beautiful Georgetown home. Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy and National Democratic Institute President Kenneth Wollack joined Council members and their spouses at the event.
On November 19, the Council co-sponsored a conference with Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Ambassador G. Philip Hughes, the Council's Senior Vice President, and Mr. James P. Seevers, Interim Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, gave the opening remarks. Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet, Georgetown Professor Dr. Charles Kupchan and Ambassador Frederic C. Hof spoke at the event. Ambassadors Timothy A. Chorba, Edward M. Gabriel and Donald F. McHenry and Messrs. Casimir A. Yost and J. Andrew Abell served as moderators.
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm