IRAN Conferene A “GO” Today in Snowy Washington, DC


This conference will proceed as scheduled today — despite the weather.
The US Senate just informed us that they are open, caterers are there — and I’ll be there.
For those of you iced and snowed in, read Glenn Kessler’s piece today — and look for news from Flynt Leverett on this subject later today.
For others, here is the schedule:

The New America Foundation/American Strategy Program &
The National Iranian American Council cordially invite you to a full day national policy forum on
U. S. -Iran Relations: Collision, Stand-Off, or Convergence?
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, US Senate

9:30 am
Registration & Coffee
Welcoming Remarks
Steven Clemons
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Trita Parsi
President, National Iranian American Council
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ruse or Opportunity?
The Provenance of Iran’s spring 2003 negotiations offer
Flynt Leverett
Senior Fellow & Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, New America Foundation and
Former Senior Director for Middle East Affairs, National Security Council
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State
Trita Parsi
President, National Iranian American Council
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Iran’s Nuclear Challenge — Debating the Technical Dimensions
Bruno Pellaud
Chairman, IAEA Experts Group on Multilateral Approaches to the Fuel Cycle
Former Deputy Director General and Head, IAEA Department of Safeguards
Maurizio Martellini
Secretary General for Landau Network-Centro Volta
Consultant on Non-Proliferation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
David Kay
Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Former IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector in Iraq
Joseph Cirincione
Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy
Center for American Progress
12:00 pm-1:45 pm
A Consideration of US Policy Options Toward Iran
Steven Clemons
Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Keynote Pre-Lunch Remarks
The Hon. Jane Harman
Chairperson, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment
Committee on Homeland Security
US House of Representatives
Keynote Post-Lunch Remarks
Francis Fukuyama
Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
2:00 pm-3:45 pm
Iran’s Pretensions and a Turbulent Middle East
The Hon. Matthew Levitt
Director, Stein Program on Intelligence, Security & Policy, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
former Deputy Asst. Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis, Department of the Treasury
Daniel Levy
Senior Fellow, New America Foundation;
Former Advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak
Lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative
Dafna Linzer
National Security Correspondent
Washington Post
Trita Parsi
President, National Iranian American Council
Dr. Bahram Rajaee
National Iranian American Council

This will be a cool meeting — and readers of The Washington Note are invited to be my guest. We will have box lunches and refreshments at the meeting,
— Steve Clemons


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