Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming committee events:

Wednesday, November 29
Subcommittee Hearing: The Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

The Honorable Elliott Abrams
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Paul Salem, Ph.D.
Vice President for Policy Analysis, Research, and Programs
Middle East Institute

Tamara Cofman Wittes, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Center for Middle East Policy
The Brookings Institution

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen on the hearing: “The surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the consolidation of power by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has raised a number of questions about the direction of Saudi efforts to roll back Iranian influence in the region. Putting a stop to Iran’s disastrous encroachment everywhere from Lebanon to Yemen is a critical U.S. national security priority but it must be done in a strategic manner that does not endanger the interests of the United States or our allies. This hearing will allow Members to examine the latest developments in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and assess how the U.S. can work with our allies in the region to counter Iran, promote stability, and secure U.S. interests.”

Wednesday, November 29
Subcommittee Hearing: A Global Update on Alzheimer’s Disease

2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Panel I

Marie Bernard, M.D.
Deputy Director
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Roger Glass, M.D.
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

Panel II

Mary Mittelman, Dr.P.H.
Research Professor
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program
New York University

Richard Mohs, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation

Mr. Michael Splaine
Splaine Consulting

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Today, 47 million people in the world live with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and this number is estimated to grow to 131 million by 2050 as populations age. The total estimated global cost of addressing this condition today is $818 billion, but by as early as next year, it is estimated that this cost will rise to at least one billion. This hearing is intended to examine the existing and potential options for prevention and treatment of this often devastating disease.”


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