Latest News

Latest News

Meridian: Young Professionals have a climate change roundtable Zoom on Wednesday this week! View Calendar »

Latest News

Help us expand the conversation! Invite your friends, family and coworkers to join the Council by sharing this flyer, the special referral link or our Facebook post.

New members who join at this link will receive two extra months of membership for free (14 months for the price of 12 months). And, for every new membership that lists you as the referring member, you will receive a two-month membership extension!

Latest News

Need more books? Please consider shopping local with longtime Council partner Interabang Books. Buy online, download e-books to your device, listen to an audiobook or go by the store for delivery to your car.

Latest News

We’re here for you – our staff can be reached as always via our main number (214-965-8400) or at their individual extensions and emails.

Events
Calendar View List View Printer-Friendly Version Print View Export as iCalendar
Event Details
In the Headlines: Iraq Relations with Ambassador Silliman
Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman (ret.), The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2016-2019)

Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details:

6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Program 
Hotel Crescent Court

Douglas Silliman, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2016-2019), believes there is an international diplomatic opportunity in Iraq and Iran if the current cycle of escalation and retaliation can be stopped. But he fears that the January U.S. airstrike that killed Iraqi Shia militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis along with Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani may destabilize Iraq’s Shia militia’s “command and control structure,” potentially risking an increase in asymmetrical warfare. Silliman provides an expert examination of the risks, rewards and consequences of U.S. strategy.

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman is president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Silliman’s 35-year career in the U.S. State Department includes serving as ambassador to Iraq (2016-2019) and Kuwait (2014-2016). He was a senior advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and the regional officer for the Middle East in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Silliman’s foreign mission experience also encompasses Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and Lebanon. In 2018, Silliman received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President Donald J. Trump. Silliman is a Texan who received his B.A. from Baylor University and his M.A. from George Washington University. 

 

In Partnership with

US Arab Chamber of Commerce

Location: Hotel Crescent Court
(400 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201)
Fees: $32 Members; $48 Non-Members
Calendar: Council Events
More Information
  Add this single event to my Outlook(TM) Calendar  Add this single event to my Google(TM) Calendar  Add this single event to my Yahoo!(R) Calendar

Strategic Partners

Home

Member of the

Contact Us

325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 4200
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 965-8400
Fax: (214) 965-8419