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A Panel Discussion on U.S.-Iran Relations in the Wake of the Arab Spring - Confrontation or Accommodation?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 17:30 - 19:30 at University of Chicago

US, Iran flagsThe American Iranian Council, International House Global Voices Lecture Series, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago present

U.S.-Iran Relations in the Wake of the Arab Spring: Confrontation or Accommodation?

Recent developments in the Middle East have changed the context of US-Iran relations. While past grievances remain, this transformation has given rise to new opportunities as well as constraints.

This panel discussion will bring together leading experts and scholars to take a fresh look at possible direction in the US-Iran relations. Specifically, the event will assess whether U.S.-Iran relations will move towards confrontation or change course toward accommodation.

A Panel Discussion With:
Dr. Marvin Zonis, AIC Board & Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at University of Chicago
Dr. Scott Hibbard, Professor of Political Science at Depaul University
Dr. Kaveh Ehsani, Professor of International Affairs at Depaul University
Mr. Emad Kiyaei, AIC Executive Director

Conference Logistics
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, doors open at 5:00 pm
Place: 2nd Floor, Home Room, International House at University of Chicago,
1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

This conference is free to attend and open to the general public with prior registration. To register, please provide your full name, affiliation and contact information via:

E-mail: or Tel: 609.252.9099

Persons with disabilities that may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.

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