About this Event:
In 2015, Barack Obama accomplished a last-minute feat many considered impossible: convincing Iran to curb its development of nuclear arms. While many considered the deal a successful example of diplomacy’s ability to prevent military conflicts, others, notably President Trump, have questioned Iran’s trustworthiness and argued that the agreement does not go far enough.
Trita Parsi’s recent book Losing an Enemy is an exploration of the deal based on his work advising the White House throughout the talks. Now, as animosity builds between the two countries and tensions begin to boil, important questions need to be asked. Is the nuclear deal unraveling? What does it mean for America if it does? Can Iran be trusted?
Trita Parsi is president of the National Iranian American Council. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University and at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, and A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran, which was named Best Book on the Middle East in 2012 by Foreign Affairs.
Haleh Karimi is the executive director of Interfaith Paths to Peace. A native of Tehran, Iran, she left Iran at 14 to attend school in the United States and Switzerland. She is currently co-chair on the Science and Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Louisville and the past chair of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women and the World Affairs Council.
+$30 for post-event dinner. The deadline to purchase dinner tickets is February 14.
Thanks to a generous donation by the William E. Barth Foundation, we are now able to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets for students who wish to attend our World at Home speaker series. To enter our lottery for a free ticket, please complete this form.