Losing an Enemy – Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy
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Date

Oct , 3, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location
Pinery at the Hill

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The controversial 2015 Iran nuclear deal broke a persistent stalemate in negotiations, bringing the US and Iran into agreement on a plan to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. President Trump has been loudly critical of the agreement and has spoken of dismantling or renegotiating it. In order to understand what we might gain or lose, it is essential to understand the real story behind the Iran deal. 

Date:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

11:30 a.m. Luncheon
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Program
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Location:

The Pinery at the Hill

775 W. Bijou, Colorado Springs

 (free parking)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East.  His latest book – Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy (Yale University Press, 2017) – reveals the behind the scenes story to the historic nuclear deal with Iran.

He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press 2007), for which he conducted more than 130 interviews with senior Israeli, Iranian and American decision-makers. Treacherous Alliance is the silver medal winner of the 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations. Parsi’s second book A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press) was released early 2012 and was selected by Foreign Affairs journal as the Best Book of 2012 on the Middle East.

​Parsi was born in Iran but moved with his family at the age of four to Sweden in order to escape political repression in Iran. His father was an outspoken academic who was jailed by the Shah and then by the Ayatollah. He moved to the United States as an adult and studied foreign policy at Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies where he received his Ph.D.

He founded NIAC to provide a non-partisan, non-profit organization through which Iranian-Americans could participate in American civic life. NIAC is a vocal proponent of dialogue and engagement between the US and Iran, which Parsi consistently has argued would enhance our national security by helping to stabilize the Middle East and bolster the moderates in Iran.

He is fluent in Persian/Farsi, English, and Swedish. Parsi’s articles on Middle East affairs have been published in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Jane’s Intelligence Review, the Nation, The American Conservative, the Jerusalem Post, The Forward, and others. He is a frequent guest on CNN, PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, the BBC, and Al Jazeera.

 

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