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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): A Conversation with Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council (Online event)
May 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDTFree
Join the CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group (MESG) for an event featuring Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council.
Barbara Slavin is an eminent scholar, journalist and expert on the Middle East. She will discuss the current state of affairs in the Middle East, particularly in the context of US attempts to renew talks with Iran regarding JCPOA, as well as the alleged recent attempts of other countries to sabotage the US-Iran negotiations.
Barbara Slavin is the Director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University. The author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (2007), she is a regular commentator on US foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN. A career journalist, Slavin previously served as assistant managing editor for world and national security of the Washington Times, senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, Cairo correspondent for the Economist, and as an editor at the New York Times Week in Review. She has covered such key foreign policy issues as the US-led war on terrorism, policy toward “rogue” states, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has traveled to Iran nine times. Slavin also served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she wrote Bitter Friends, and as a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, where she researched and wrote the report Mullahs, Money and Militias: How Iran Exerts Its Influence in the Middle East.