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January 30, 2013

‘Iran and the International Community: Policy Considerations for 2013’


Videos and transcripts of the event are available here:

The Henry Jackson Society & the Foundation for Defense of Democracies 

are pleased to invite you to a transatlantic conference on:

“Iran and the International Community:

Policy Considerations for 2013″

DATE: Wednesday 30th January 2013

VENUE: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ

TIME: 08:30 – 17:30

FREE to attend, including refreshments, but RSVP is required as places are limited. 

Please RSVP to
(N.B. Responses will be processed and ticket confirmations given. HJS members will receive priority)  


Session Topics

09.00 – 10.30: The State of Play Today: Assessing the Iranian Challenge and Our Response

11.00 – 12.30: Regional Perspectives: The Arab Spring, Syria, Non-State Actors

12:30 – 13:00: 
Human Rights in Iran

13:00 – 14.00: Lunch

14:00 – 15.30: What If Sanctions Fail?: Military Action vs. Containment

16:00 – 17.30: Preparing for Tomorrow:  Little time, few good options – Policy considerations for 2013


Participants include:

Elliott Abrams – Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor (Middle East) and Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Ali Alfoneh – Resident Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Rafael Bardaji – Special Adviser, Spanish Ministry of Defence

Ambassador Daniel Benjamin – Former Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department and the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding

Congressman Howard Berman – Former U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Dr Michael Broer – Senior Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Arms Control Expert, Politico-Military Affairs and Arms Control Directorate, German Ministry of Defence

Sir Richard Dalton – Former British Ambassador to Iran

Mark Dubowitz – Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Prof Sir Lawrence Freedman – Professor of War Studies and Vice-Principal, Kings College, London

Reuel Marc Gerecht – Former Middle East Specialist, Directorate of Operations, CIA and Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

John Hannah – Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney

Dr Olli Heinonen – Former Deputy Director General, IAEA and Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University

Jane Kinninmont – Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Prof Matthew Kroenig – School of Government, Georgetown University

Dr Alan Mendoza – Executive Director, Henry Jackson Society

Douglas Murray – Associate Director, Henry Jackson Society

Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi – Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Richard Perle – Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG, QC, MP – Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington and Former British Foreign Secretary

Robin Shepherd – Director of International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society