On October 20, 2007, Stephen Grummon, Ahmad Rafat, Kassem Jaafar, and Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt addressed The Washington Institute's Weinberg Founders Conference. Mr. Grummon heads Greentree Enterprises, an international research and training firm, and is former director of the Office of Middle East Analysis in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Mr. Rafat is the immediate former general secretary of the Foreign Press Association of Italy and chief correspondent on Italy and the Middle East for the Spanish weekly Tiempo. Mr. Jaafar is a Britain-based analyst and advisor on strategic and diplomatic affairs. Mr. Kimmitt is deputy assistant secretary of defense for Near East affairs and a retired general in the U.S. Army.
A full summary of this session can be found in the Weinberg Founders Conference proceedings, available as a free PDF download from the Washington Institute bookstore.