Iran Democratic Transition Conference III
Establishing National Iranian Congress
Please note that this event has been postponed due to inclement weather, and will no longer take place on March 6. Instead, it will take place on March 7.
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DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN IRAN
THE NATIONAL IRAN COUNCIL
March 7, 2013
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington DC 20036
Sponsored by the Institute of World Politics’ Center for Culture and Security, the purpose of this conference is to discuss pressing issues concerning Iran today and its prospects for a free and democratic future. Invitees include academics, political and human rights experts and activists, students, and others from throughout the world.
Speakers and participants include: U.S. Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) (invited), U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R- TX), U. S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R- Ala), Prince Reza Pahlavi (the last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran), Amir Abbas Fakhravar (Research Fellow at Institute of World Politics, award winning writer and jailed dissident), and Kenneth Katzman (Specialist in Iran and Middle East Affairs at the U.S. Congressional Research Service)
There will also be a panel discussion with several Interim Committee members of the National Council of Iran, including: Cina Dabestani (Moderator), Riza Pirzadeh, Nazila Golestan, Shahin Nejad, Amir Golalipour, and Dr. Saeed Ganji.
Important note: Please note that this event is by invitation only. The use of photographic and/or recording equipment is prohibited except by advanced permission from IWP, the event organizer, and the speaker(s). IWP is a private organization; as such, all attendees are guests of the Institute.
IWP co-hosts Democratic Transition in Iran Conference
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the Center for Culture and Security at The Institute of World Politics and the Confederation of Iranian Students co-hosted a conference on democratic transition in Iran, at which the The National Iran Council was introduced.
Speakers included Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Prince Reza Pahlavi (the last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran), Amir Abbas Fakhravar (Research Fellow at Institute of World Politics, award winning writer and jailed dissident), and several Interim Committee members of the National Council of Iran, including: Cina Dabestani (Moderator), Riza Pirzadeh, Nazila Golestan, Shahin Nejad, and Amir Golalipour. In addition, MAJ Malcolm Warbrick read a statement from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) sent a video message, which was played at the conference.