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IRAN PUBLIC FORUM “Frenemies: US‐Iran Relations over the Years.”


Thu, 01/23/2020 - 7:00pm

The UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies are co-sponsoring an Iran Public Forum on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, at 7 PM in Harvill 150. This event will address the current state of US-Iranian relations.

Speakers for the event will include:


Dr. Anne Betteridge, CMES Director and Professor, School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS), will provide a brief introduction.

Dr. Richard Eaton, UA Professor of History, will give the historical background of the situation including a focus on the 1953 coup and the 1979 revolution.

Dr. Faten Ghosn, UA Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy, will discuss demonizing of adversaries, political images, and international law. 

Ambassador David Dunford, Former US Ambassador to Oman, will focus on the role of US policy and what its impact on ME regional players and inter-regional relations.

Dr. Kamran Talattof, UA Professor, MENAS, will focus on the complexity of Iranian perspectives about the current situation as well as English language news sources.