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10/09/13

As Historic US-Iran Talks Begin, Top Experts and Officials Convene in Washington for NIAC Conference

Press Release by National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

There is a historic opportunity to resolve the nuclear stand-off with Iran, avert war and set a new course for US-Iran relations. As new and potentially monumental nuclear negotiations commence in Geneva next week, the National Iranian American Council will convene its third annual Leadership Conference in Washington featuring top policymakers, experts, and former officials from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United States providing expert analysis of unfolding events. 

Members of the media are invited to attend the following panel discussions (RSVP required).

Monday, October 14, 2013
Washington Marriott 
1221 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC

9:00 - 10:30 am:

“How to Make or Break U.S.-Iran Diplomacy"

Dr. Colin Kahl
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East

Dr. Mohsen Milani
Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies

Giandomenico Picco
Former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations 

 1:30 - 3:00 pm:

“US-Iran Diplomacy: New Opportunities for Human Rights & Democracy Building in Iran”

Mehrangiz Kar
Iranian human rights activist
 Mohammad Nourizad
Political advocate, filmmaker and journalist
Sarah Leah Whitson
Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division 
Nazila Fathi
Former Tehran based New York Times reporter

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
101 Constitution Ave NW, 9th floor 
Washington, DC

12:30 - 2:00pm:

“US-Iran Talks in Geneva and the Roles of Israel & Saudi Arabia”

Yossi Alpher
Former Deputy to Prime Minister Ehud Barak & former Senior Mossad Officer
Dr. Shireen Hunter
Former Diplomat under the Shah & current professor at Georgetown University
Dr. Aaron David Miller
Former Advisor to six U.S. Secretaries of State & current VP of New Initiatives at Woodrow Wilson Center
Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud
Former Saudi Ambassador to U.S. & former Director for Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Intelligence Service
 


For further information about the conference, visit NIAC’s website

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