Past Event

A Dialogue on Iran

Deterrence or the Next Middle East Conflict?

6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

EVENT FULL: This event is now full and we can no longer accommodate RSVPs. A recording of the event will be available here.

John D. Podesta of the Center for American Progress, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum, and Al Hunt of Bloomberg News invite you to join us for a debate on foreign policy and the U.S. strategic approach toward Iran.

Iran lies at the center of a geopolitical hotspot. Situated between Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Iran controls vast oil reserves, a sizable military force, and most notably a robust uranium enrichment program. The country has been the target of international sanctions for decades and protests in 2009 revealed deep dissatisfaction among Iranians with their government. Should the United States continue international pressure and increased sanctions against Iran or focus on a military solution? Can an Iranian nuclear weapon be prevented? What role should America play in the transition to a peaceful Iranian democracy?

Please join us as Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Reuel Marc Gerecht, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, engage in lively discussion and debate on a sensible foreign policy solution to Iran.

Featured participants:

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Moderated by:

Al Hunt, Executive Editor, Bloomberg News