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October 2016

Eye on Iran: Assessing the Nuclear Deal; Conflict with Saudi Arabia; and the Future of US Diplomacy in the Middle East

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aquinas College, Upper Donnelly Building,
1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI United States
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With sectarian rhetoric that continues to divide the region, proxy wars between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensifying, and the uncertain effects of the nuclear deal on U.S.-Iranian relations one year after its implementation, it is clear that American foreign policy in the Middle East has to adjust to the new realities on the ground in Iran and Saudi Arabia. About the presenters: From 2011-2013, Richard Nephew was the director for Iran at the National Security Council (NSC), where he was…

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Is the US-Iran Deal Unraveling?

October 28 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
St. Regis Hotel San Francisco,
125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA United States
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The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts a panel discussion on the Iran deal at the conference, Day One: The World that Awaits. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)–the Iran deal–is perhaps the most important negotiated arrangement thus far in the 21st Century. Iran’s capacity to construct a nuclear weapon has been stopped for 15 years and perhaps longer. It has not yet led to greater cooperation with Iran in the region, domestically on human rights and more democratic…

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January 2017

Challenges in the Middle East for the New Administration

@ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Join Us on  Monday January 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM as Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer discusses the United States & the Middle East 2017 & beyond. Speaker Profile: Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Kurtzer retired in 2005 with the rank of Career-Minister. From 2001-2005 he served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and from…

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