Dr. John Duke Anthony
, founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. For the past 35 years, he has been a consultant and regular lecturer on the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf for the Departments of Defense and State. In addition to heading the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, consulting, and lecturing, Dr. Anthony has been an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies since 2006. There, he developed and continues to teach a course for graduate students on “Politics of the Arabian Peninsula,” the first such academic semester-long course to be offered at any American university. During the 2008 Fall semester he was joined by HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Sa'ud as co-teacher of the course. In 2008 he was the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo's HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin 'Abdalaziz Al-Sa'ud Center for American Studies. Dr. Anthony has recently accepted appointment to the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.