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Panel Discussion at UC Davis: The Negative Impacts Of Sanctions On The People Of Iran

UC Davis Alumni Center
Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis
June 2, 2013 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

As part of Senses Cultural’s mission to promote programs that will bring greater understanding about culture and humanity, Please join Senses Cultural in supporting a panel Discussion about the negative impacts of sanctions on the people of Iran. The event will be held at the UC Davis Alumni Center from 6:00 to

This panel discussion is intended to contribute to furtherance of culture of peace through creating awareness on the impact of sanction on ordinary Iranians.

Reserve your tickets today! $25 Adult $15 Student

The panel participants are:

Timothy Ward

Mr. Ward is an economic sanctions, financial transactions and international trade attorney with a unique combination of business judgment,business experience and compliance experience, especially concerning complex business activities regulated by U.S. export controls and financial sanctions. Mr. Ward has been significantly involved in a number of legislative initiatives on Capitol Hill, as well as advanced advocacy efforts in the executive branch concerning economic sanctions, humanitarian exports,and financial transactions incidental thereto. Tim serves on the Sanctions Subcommittee of the US Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP)

Erich C. Ferrari

In his trade sanctions practice, Mr. Ferrari represents both private individuals and entities in a variety of matters before the United States Department oft he Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"). These representations include complex compliance and licensing issues, defense against OFAC investigations, and removal of sanctions designations made by OFAC In addition, Mr. Ferrari has represented a number criminal defendants and targets of Department of Justice sanctions investigations and prosecutions.

Mr. Ferrari actively writes on OFAC administered trade sanctions and has been published on the matter. In addition, he is often called upon by media outlets to speak on U.S. trade sanctions issues. He has been interviewed on OFAC related issues by CNN, Time Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the founder and author of a U.S. trade sanctions blog: and has recently founded the Center for Economic Sanctions and Reform, an organization dedicated to examining sanctions policy.

Dr. Trita Parsi

Writer, political scientist, and scholar. Trita Parsi is an expert observer of the labyrinthine relationships between the U.S. and the Middle East, cutting through conventional stereotypes to laying bare the often-contentious history of the region. When Parsi was only four, his family fled to Sweden from Iran to escape political repression. Parsi later relocated to the U.S., where he earned a PhD and founded the National Iranian American Council. He will be giving a TED talk at the TED Global stage this coming June. The topic is “The U.S., Israel and Iran.”


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