UAE Security Forum 2018: "Yemen after the War: Addressing the Challenges of Peace and Reconstruction"

For the third consecutive year, AGSIW convened the UAE Security Forum, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners gather to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.


Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, President, AGSIW

Keynote Session

9:10 am - 10:00 am

Session I: Building a Lasting Peace

10:00 am - 11:15 am


Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor in Chief, The National


Mohammed Abulahoum, Chairman, Justice and Building Party, Yemen

Timothy A. Lenderking, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Stephen A. Seche, Executive Vice President, AGSIW

Session II: Regional Approaches to Postconflict Stability and Reconstruction

11:15 am - 12:30 pm


Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW


Mohammed Baharoon, Director General, b’huth

Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen

Denise Natali, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Networking Lunch and Breakout Session

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Session

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Session III: Developing Yemen’s Assets

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm


Phil Dufty, Director of Research and Analysis, Emirates Diplomatic Academy


Elizabeth Dickinson, Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula, International Crisis Group

Albadr Al Shateri, Professor, National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates

Ala Qasem, Co-founder, DeepRoot Consulting

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