Iran: Prospects for Regime Change

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Iran: Prospects for Regime Change

Thursday, February 11, 2010
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1777 F Street NW


The ongoing turmoil in Iran almost nine months after 2009's fraudulent presidential election raises questions about the continued viability of the Iranian regime.  With a new round of protests expected in the coming weeks, the Foreign Policy Initiative will host a half-day conference on "Iran: Prospects for Regime Change," on February 11th, the anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution.  Leading Iran experts will examine the state of the opposition and discuss U.S. policy options.  With a growing consensus in Washington that the actions of the Iranian regime make a negotiated settlement to the Iranian nuclear crisis unlikely, this timely conference will explore the prospects for change in Iran from within and what the United States should be doing to support Iran's democrats and resolve the Iranian nuclear question once and for all.

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8:30 – 9:00          Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15       State of the Green Movement

                             Panelists:
                             Reuel Gerecht, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
                             Mehdi Khalaji, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
                             Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations

                             Moderator:
                             William Kristol, The Weekly Standard and The Foreign Policy Initiative

10:15 – 10:30     Break

10:30 – 12:00     U.S. Policy Options

                             Panelists:
                             Robert Kagan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and The
                             Foreign Policy Initiative
                             Danielle Pletka, The American Enterprise Institute
                             Gen. Chuck Wald (ret.), Bipartisan Policy Center
                            
                             Moderator:
                             William Kristol, The Weekly Standard and The Foreign Policy Initiative

About The Foreign Policy Initiative

FPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. FPI seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America's global economic competitiveness. The organization is led by Executive Director Jamie Fly. FPI was founded in 2009 by Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor. 

Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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