The Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) is an organization that aims to further strengthen the historic relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States, both politically and economically. It firmly believes that the best way to achieve this goal is through people to people communication. Most importantly, it will do so by adhering to its core values of transparency, integrity and excellence.
Founded by Salman Alansari and located just minutes from the White House, the committee not only recognizes the importance of the Saudi-American partnership, but also the value that it brings to the security and prosperity of the global community.
As such, the organization is founded upon four core pillars:
In addition to being an intercultural committee, SAPRAC serves as a platform that is keen on delivering informative material to its audience. Key topics on Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi relations are to be communicated in the form of academic papers, videos, motion graphics, and short documentaries, providing solid and up-to-date academic and informative material about Saudi Arabia.
In order to achieve the goal of public intellectual engagement, SAPRAC presents its members with an opportunity to share their research papers, videos, and reports on the related topics, which will enrich the material provided with the variety of points of views.
SAPRAC is a cultural bridge that aims to build a direct communication between its American and Saudi members. Through cultural fairs, art exhibitions and national ceremonies organized between Riyadh and Washington, SAPRAC strives to create social and public dialogues that will enhance mutual understanding and allow citizens of both countries to build stronger ties.
SAPRAC aims to deliver content and messages by collaborating with American media outlets. Authentic, updated, and documented information regarding Saudi Arabia will be provided to all of these media outlets in order to help them gain easy access to news, opinions, and feedback on current affairs affecting both countries.
In addition, media outlets will get the chance to directly communicate and exchange ideas through conferences and workshops that will encourage the collaborative efforts and produce a more solid output.
Through cultural, educational and social initiatives, SAPRAC invites members to learn more about its mission and engage in a variety of programs including Arabic language and international affairs courses. This fourth pillar fosters the creativity of SAPRAC members and opens the door to new initiatives that have the potential of achieving the goals of the organization.
About Our Founder
Salman Al-Ansari - Founder & President of SAPRAC
Salman Al-Ansari is the founder and president of the Washington DC-based Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC).
In addition to having 8 years of experience in Counter Terrorist Finance (CTF) and Anti-Money Laundering (ALM), he is also a Saudi writer and political commentator. He is a frequent contributor on The Hill, as well as a frequent guest on world-renowned TV channels such as Al-Arabiya, Sky News, BBC and other international media platforms, such as CNN and CNN Arabic.
He has been quoted numerous times in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the New York Times.
Besides his native Arabic language, he is fluent in both English and Spanish, with a U.S. degree in Communication from Saint Louis University.
With over 100K followers on twitter and growing, he is active on social media and has been regarded as one of the most influential media personalities in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi observatory organization "ELMAM".