Biden & Iran

Feb 3, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm
Free, Open to the Public
Event Description

A roundtable discussion on the [near] future of U.S. -Iran relations, moderated by Center Director, Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi.

Watch the conversation.

Trita Parsi is an award-winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He has authored three books on US foreign policy in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Iran and Israel.

Parsi is the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft  (link is external) and the co-founder and former President of the National Iranian American Council. He has followed Middle East politics through work in the field and extensive experience on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. He is frequently consulted by Western and Asian governments on foreign policy matters. Parsi has worked for the Swedish Permanent Mission to the UN, where he served in the Security Council, handling the affairs of Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan, and Western Sahara, and in the General Assembly’s Third Committee, addressing human rights in Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Iraq.

Ellie Geranmayeh is Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (link is external) (ECFR). She focuses on European foreign policy on the Middle East, in particular in relation to Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Geranmayeh closely followed and advised on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers from 2013-2015. She has authored numerous policy reports on these issues. Geranmayeh regularly advises governments and businesses across Europe and is published and quoted widely by "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal," "Financial Times," "The Guardian," "Foreign Affairs" and "Politico" amongst others.

Negar Mortazavi is an Iranian-American journalist and political analyst covering Iran in English and Persian. She is a columnist for The Independent (link is external) and host of the Iran Podcast.