Iran: Prospects for Regime Change

Iran: Prospects for Regime Change

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
(Rescheduled from 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 the United States exploring sanctions at the United Nations and key members of Congress calling for increased support to the Iranian opposition, the Foreign Policy Initiative will host a half-day conference on "Iran: Prospects for Regime Change," on Tuesday, April 6th.  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
    Mohsen Sazegara, Research Institute for Contemporary Iran

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:     
    Elliott Abrams,  Council on Foreign Relations
    Danielle Pletka, The American Enterprise Institute 
    Ray Takeyh,
Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:
     Robert Kagan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and The Foreign Policy
                                Initiative

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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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