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


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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 hanna.nomm@henryjacksonsociety.org
(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


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