New Leadership in Iran: Time for Rapprochement?

I will be moderating tonight's discussion on US-Iran relations at George Washington University. Tune in to C-SPAN.org at 4pm for the live streamcast.

Panelists will include: Dr. Patrick Clawson of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Dr. Andrew Parasiliti of Al-Monitor; Prof. Hooshang Amirahmadi of American Iranian Council; and Amb. William Miller of the Wilson Center.

Conference program below

 

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Kayvon Afshari

Kayvon Afshari managed the campaign to elect Hooshang Amirahmadi as President of Iran. In this role, he directed the campaign’s event planning, publicity, online social media, web analytics, and delivered speeches. Mr. Afshari has also been working at the CBS News foreign desk for over five years. He has coordinated coverage of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations, the Arab Spring, the earthquake in Haiti, and many other stories of international significance. He holds a Master in International Relations from New York University’s Department of Politics, and graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2007 with a double major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. At NYU, his research focused on quantitative analysis and the Middle East with an emphasis on US-Iran relations. In his 2012 Master’s thesis, he devised a formula to predict whether Israel would launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, concluding that an overt strike would not materialize.