Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Is Iran Next? (Townhall meeting)

Is Iran Next?

A Town Hall Discussion Hosted by

Rep. Moran
on U.S. Foreign Policy towards Iran

When: Tuesday, November 13th
7:00PM to 9:00PM

Where: George Washington Masonic Temple; Theater
101 Callahan Dr. Alexandria, VA 22301


  • Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense.

Guest Panelists:

  • Lee Hamilton, President, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Chairman, Iraq Study Group, Co-Chairman, 9/11 Commission, former Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee;
  • Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, former Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan;
  • Danielle Pletka, Vice President for foreign and defense policy, American Enterprise Institute;
  • Dr. Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council;

What: A town hall discussion on U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Iran, with special focus on recent reports that the Bush Administration is considering employing the military to prevent Iran from pursuing a nuclear power program. This town hall is the first in the nation focused on this subject.

*This event is free and open to the public. The King Street Metro is walking distance from the Masonic Temple, but limited parking is also available.

**An Alexandria DASH bus will also be available at the King Street Metro to carry people to and from the meeting.

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Memos and Issue Briefs:


Although both the United States and Iran express the desire for a diplomatic solution to the conflict over Iran’s nuclear program, the present situation poses a significant risk of military confrontation between the two countries. Finding a diplomatic solution is a more intricate task than initiating war. In order to find a negotiated solution, the United States needs accurate information and sound analysis of the intentions of the other side. This means understanding Iranian national security interests and the strategic calculations of the political elite, so that signals from Iran are correctly interpreted.

1 comment:

Dave said...

We will attempt to pass a motion against any attack on Iran at our student union general meeting tomorrow (ours is the biggest uni in Europe, apparently), although this is expected to pass with little difficulty and the real difficulty will be defeating a nasty zionist motion aimed at ending our twinnage with An-Najah university in Palestine.
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