March 15, 2004 marked the commencement of the Columbia University Faculty visit to Saudi Aramco hosted by the National Council on U.S. – Arab Relations Study to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco.
Saudi Aramco host was Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal, Senior Vice President, Refining, Marketing and International. Escorts from National Council on U.S. – Arab Relations were Dr. John Duke Anthony and Mr. Neal Lendenmann.
Attendees from Columbia University were Dr. Lisa Anderson, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Dr. David H. Cohen, Vice President Emeritus, Arts and Sciences; Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Psychiatry; Mr. Jonathan Fallet, Program Coordinator, Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy; Mr. Hurst K. Groves, Director, Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy; Dr. Michael A. Heller, Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law; Dr. David Nissen, Director, Program in International Energy Management and Policy; Dr. Jean-Francois Seznec, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs; Dr. Gary Sick, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and Senior Research Scholar; Dr. David Long, retired Foreign Service Officer, professor and author; Ms. Shirley Neff, Senior Advisor, Goldwyn International Strategies, LLC; and Mr. Todd D. Feinburg, Media Consultant.
After spending a few days in Riyadh, the delegation arrived at the King Fahad International Airport Monday, March 15th and were shuttled to Le Gulf Meridien hotel in Al-Khobar.