Iran's Presidential Election and the Future of U.S.'Iran Relations

Iran's Presidential Election and the Future of U.S.'Iran Relations

Amid allegations that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election through fraud, massive protests continue in Tehran and other Iranian cities on a scale not seen since the revolution in 1979. While expressing concerns over these events, the Obama administration has indicated an intention to continue its attempt at dialogue with Iran. Join us as the Asia Society brings together two leading Iran experts to take a closer look at what's happening in Iran and what it all means. How should we assess the outcome and aftermath of Iran's presidential election? Has Iran entered an entirely new phase of its post-revolutionary history? How will these developments impact President Obama's efforts to engage the country and U.S.-Iran relations more broadly? Speakers: Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty, University of Hawaii at Manao Arang Keshavarzian, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University (he was in Iran for the presidential election and its immediate aftermath) Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Policy Studies, Asia Society (moderator)

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25 June 2009
2:00pm - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 members/$10 students/$15 non-members