HJS-FDD LIVE Iran Conference, London 2013

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FULL CONFERENCE AGENDA:

09.00 – 09.10: Opening Remarks

Dr. Alan Mendoza, Executive Director, The Henry Jackson Society

Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

09.10 – 10.30: The State of Play Today: Assessing the Iranian Challenge and Our Response

Moderated by Andrew Roberts, Author and Academic

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

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

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

11.00 – 12.20: Regional Perspectives: The Arab Spring, Syria, Non-State Actors

Moderated by Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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

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

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

Shahriar Ahy – Co-founder of Unity for Democracy in Iran

12.25-13.10: An Exploration of Human Rights Issues in Iran

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

Nazenin Ansari – Journalist and Managing Editor of Kayhan

Javad Khadem – Co-founder of Unity for Democracy in Iran

13.10 – 14.00: Lunch

14.10 – 15.30: What If Sanctions Fail? Military Action vs. Containment

Moderated by Robin Shepherd, Director of International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

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

Richard Perle – Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Sir Lawrence Freedman – Professor of War Studies, Vice Principal of Strategy and Development, King’s College London

Professor Matthew Kroenig – Department of Government, Georgetown University and former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in the US Department of Defense

16.00 – 17.20: Preparing for Tomorrow: Policy considerations for 2013

Moderated by Dr. Alan Mendoza, Executive Director, The Henry Jackson Society

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

Rafael Bardaji – Special Adviser, Spanish Ministry of Defence

Congressman Howard Berman – Former Ranking Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

Douglas Murray – Associate Director, The Henry Jackson Society

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