Washington, D.C.–Since his earliest days as a presidential candidate, and since taking office, President Obama has made clear that engaging with Iran in an effort to deal with its nuclear program is among his top foreign policy agenda items. In the wake of the Iraq war, Iran rose to a new level of influence in the region, and has continued down the path toward nuclear capability, despite repeated efforts by the international community to bring it into compliance with its commitments.
We invite you to join two Middle East experts in an informal conversation about the Obama administration’s Iran policy.
Meir Javedanfar, Iranian-Israeli Middle East analyst specializing in Iranian-Israeli relations. Javedanfar is the Iranian Studies lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, and is the co-author of "The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and The State of Iran," the first biography of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Brian Katulis, Senior National Security Fellow, Center for American Progress
What: A press breakfast to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and U.S.-led efforts to deal with it
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Center for American Progress, 10th Floor
1333 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
To RSVP, please contact Anna Soellner at 202.478.5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.