This evening's discussion will focus on Iran. Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion, led by Banafsheh Keynoush, with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
Puneet Talwar, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Talwar will give an overview of global developments, from ISIL to Iran to Russia. Informed by his current position as the State Department’s principal liaison with the Department of Defense and his previous experience at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Talwar will discuss the major foreign policy trends of the day – including those that are not necessarily making the headlines. Read more »
Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator Read more »
Tom Hayden, Activist; Director, Peace and Justice Resource Center; Author, Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters; Twitter @tomehayden Joe Tuman, TV/Radio Political Analyst, CBS5 San Francisco – ModeratorRead more »
Michael Dillon, ADCRG, Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a demonstration of Irish dancing by championship-level dancers from a renowned Bay Area dance school. Dillon, an Ard Diploma Coimisiuin le Rinci Gaelacha (a teacher certified by the worldwide governing body of Irish dance), will also explain the history that permeates this detailed and disciplined dance culture. This will be the perfect pre-pub experience, as you are sure to leave with your feet tapping out a jig — or maybe even a reel.