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October 7, 2013

HCEF presents The 15th International Conference & Awards Banquet

When: Back to Calendar October 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – October 19, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

HCEF will once more bring to the Washington, DC area a powerful and enlightening conference, which will tackle and confront key issues in Palestinian affairs. It will provide you the opportunity to meet and network with distinguished local, national, and international leaders and experts who will share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences on different topics such as:

  • Occupation and Hardship in Palestine
  • Politics
  • Religion and Interfaith
  • Economic Development and Business Opportunities in Palestine
  • Youth in the Diaspora …and much more!




Friday, October 18th, 2013
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Washington Marriott 1221 22nd Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037

Awardees Include:

HE Donald Cardinal Weurl
Archbishop of Washington
HCEF Award

HE Dr. Salam Fayyad
Former Prime Minister of Palestine
Path of Peace Award

Mr. Said Khoury
Chairman & President, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
HCEF Award



Saturday, October 19th, 2013 8:00am – 6:00pm
Washington Marriott 1221 22nd Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037

Speakers Include:

Imam Yahya Hendi | Bishop Richard Graham | Dr. James Zogby | Samer Makhlouf | Fr. Michael McDonagh | Joel Braunold | Dr. Jad Daniel | Sami El Yousef | Sami Abu-Dayyeh | Sami Khoury | Christine Hill Hobbi | Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. | Saliba Sarsar | Fr. Avelino Gonzalez-Ferer | Bill Corcoran | Anthony Habash | Rabbi Gerald Serotta



Hosted by Alumni of the Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program, young professionals and college students who traveled back to their homeland together to live and learn Palestine – come out to meet them!

Saturday, October 19th, 2013
8:00pm – midnight
Busboys & Poets Café 1025 5th St NW Washington, DC 20001