LOS ANGELES, Ca– Friday, May 13th, the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and the UCLA International Institute will hold a conference on Iran. The conference will focus on Iran’s relationship with it’s Middle Eastern neighbors as well as the international community.
Questions that will be proposed include: How can relations between Iran and the outside world be improved? What are the prospects for change inside Iran? What can the United States do to engage Iran constructively? And are there lessons to be drawn from the experiences of other states that have successfully transitioned from pariah status to “member in good standing” within the international community?
Speakers include: Congressman Howard Berman, ranking Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Renee Montagne, co-host, Morning Edition, National Public Radio, Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.); Carnegie Endowment scholar Karim Sadjadpour; Jon Alterman, director of the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ Middle East Program, former CIA analyst Paul Pillar, Rand Middle East analyst Dalia Dassa Kaye, National Iranian American Council founder and president Trita Parsi, and Abbas Milani, director of Iranian Studies at Stanford.
Registration is required to attend the conference. Admission to the conference is limited and early registration is recommended.
$25 General Admission (i.e., general public, community members, UCLA staff and faculty. $10 Student Admission (UCLA students or students of other universities and colleges; you will be asked to provide student identification at conference check-in.) Your registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and admission to all panels and keynotes. Registration has been extended to Friday, May 6, 2011.
REGISTER ONLINE: www.international.ucla.edu/burkle/iran2011
Where: UCLA, James West Alumni Ctr. – Conference Room
When: Friday, May 13th from 9a.m.- 5p.m.