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Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Jim Walsh: The Iran Project

  • 13 Jan 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Brown Palace-Ballroom

A nuclear deal with Iran?... Beginning of a new era of engagement with Iran?... Bad news for Israel and Saudi Arabia?... Sign of new possibilities with a new Iranian leadership or a political window of opportunity that will close too soon?... Open 2014 with a discussion with one of America's leading diplomats and an expert on Iran's nuclear program.  Ambassador Pickering and Dr. Walsh are both with The Iran Project sponsored by The Foundation for a Civil Society (www.fcsny.org).

Monday, January 13th

Reception - 5:30- 6:00pm

Talk - 6:00-7:30pm

Dinner - 7:30-8:30pm

Talk & Reception Only:

Non-Members $40

Members $30

Young Professionals $25

Private Dinner with Ambassador Pickering:

Talk, Reception & Dinner $85


Note the private dinner is only for the following:

Premier and Patron Members, 

Founders Circle, 

Honorary Board, 

Governing Board and

Academic & Corporate Sponsors

Registration is now closed.

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he was U.S. ambassador to Israel, the Russian Federation, India, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. From 1989 to 1992, he was Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, and he then served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Earlier in his career, he was Special Assistant to Secretaries of State William P. Rogers and Henry Kissinger. He also served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves.
Jim Walsh is an expert in international security and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program (SSP). Dr. Walsh's research and writings focus on international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear weapons and terrorism. Dr. Walsh has testified before the United States Senate on the issue of nuclear terrorism and on Iran's nuclear program.  He is one of a handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues. Before coming to MIT, Dr. Walsh was Executive Director of the Managing the Atom project at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.  He has taught at both Harvard University and MIT.

Nader Hashemi is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is the author of Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (2009) and the co-editor, with Danny Postel, of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future (2011) and The Syria Dilemma (2013).

Co-sponsored by:

Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. 


Thank you for understanding that we pay for every reservation made, so if you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation 72 hours prior to event. 

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