ACSYS Hosts Aden Conference in Washington, DC: 8th Anniversary of the Liberation of Aden South Yemen


The American Center for South Yemen Studies (ACSYS) is honored to announce a landmark conference set to take place on July 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C. This significant event commemorates the eighth anniversary of the liberation of Aden, South Yemen, a pivotal moment in the history of the region. 

This year's conference aims to illuminate the progress made since the liberation, offer an in-depth discussion about the current conflict in Yemen, and critically examine the role and impact of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

For the past eight years, the city of Aden has been a symbol of resilience for the people of Yemen. The conference aims to honor this milestone while also examining the road ahead. Distinguished scholars and policy experts from around the world will participate in panel discussions and keynote speeches designed to foster constructive dialogue about the complex issues at hand.

"The liberation of Aden was a turning point for South Yemen. However, we are still facing numerous challenges that need to be discussed on a global scale," said Mohamed Saleh, Director of ACSYS. "We believe that through open discourse and knowledge sharing, we can contribute to shaping a peaceful and prosperous future for South Yemen."

Key topics to be addressed during the conference include progress and setbacks in the political, economic, and social rebuilding of South Yemen; the ongoing conflict and its regional implications; the role of AQAP and strategies to counter extremism in the region.

The conference is open to the public. Registration is necessary and can be completed on the ACSYS website. Journalists are invited to cover the event and should contact the ACSYS press office for credentials.

About ACSYS:

The American Center for South Yemen Studies is an independent nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting understanding of the South Yemen region, its history, and its present challenges. Through research, dialogue, and education, ACSYS fosters awareness and knowledge about South Yemen within the international community.

For more information, please visit our website or contact our press office at

Note to editors: All speakers are available for interviews. High-resolution images from the liberation of Aden and the subsequent rebuilding efforts, as well as logos and headshots of key speakers, are available upon request. 

Event Information:

Date: July 20, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Place, 33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Source: American Center for South Yemen Studies (ACSYS)

About American Center for South Yemen Studies

The American Center for South Yemen Studies is a nonprofit research organization devoted to examining southern Yemen's political, security, social, and cultural aspects and their impact on US policy in Yemen and the broader Middle East.

Our mission is to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of southern Yemen by offering expert analysis, fostering thoughtful debate, and presenting well-informed policy recommendations and solutions regarding the region.

Since the onset of the Yemeni conflict in 2015, we have observed a significant lack of information and in-depth analysis concerning southern Yemen, including its historical evolution from British colonization to communism, and its present complex status within the unified Republic of Yemen.

Our objective is to shed light on the local intricacies and emphasize the
significance of understanding southern Yemen's relationship with the
surrounding region and the United States.

American Center for South Yemen Studies
2001 L St. NW , #500
Washington, D.C.