Iran: Is there still time for a diplomatic solution?
Ambassador William H. Luers, Director, The Iran Project; Former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe
Ambassador James Dobbins, Director, RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe; Former Clinton and George W. Bush Administration Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti and Somalia.
Lieutenant General Frank Kearney (Ret.), Former Deputy Director, Strategic Operational Planning, National Counter-Terrorism Center; Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Philip Yun, Executive Director, Ploughshares Fund – Moderator
Former U.S. ambassadors Luers and Dobbins, along with Lieutenant General Kearney, all members of The Iran Project, will provide unique insight into the prospects of reaching a diplomatic solution with Iran regarding its nuclear program, especially in this time of renewed negotiations and a belief on the part of the Obama administration that there is still time for a political solution. Drawing from decades of experience working with both Iranian and U.S. officials, The Iran Project recently released the second of three reports, “Weighing Benefits and Costs of International Sanctions Against Iran.” The first report, “Weighing Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran,” was released earlier this fall; the third is anticipated early in 2013. These reports present objective, nonpartisan, fact-based analyses designed to serve as a basis for an informed public discussion and have received prominent coverage. The Iran Project is composed of seven core members and an impressive and unprecedented list of 50 "validators," including military leaders, national security and foreign-policy experts, and former officials, who are working together to bring a nonpartisan perspective to this critical issue.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with Ploughshares Fund