Will the Iran Deal Survive? Iran, Regional Crises, and U.S. Policy
March 3, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
About the Conference
With the implementation of the nuclear deal, this half-day RAND conference will consider current and future challenges facing the agreement and implications for Iran, the region, and U.S. policy.
The conference panels will address a variety of non-nuclear issues, including the results of Iranian elections and political infighting, the effect of sanctions relief on the Iranian economy, regional responses in the midst of multiple crises and conflicts, and the broader impact on U.S. regional and global strategy.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dalia Dassa Kaye
Director, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy
National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Session One: Regional Crises and Responses
Moderator: Nadia Bilbassy Charters, Bureau Chief, Alarabiya Washington
- HRH Prince Turki AlFaisal
Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
- Chuck Freilich
Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Deputy National Security Advisor, Israel
- Karen Elliott House
Author, On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future; Chairman, RAND Corporation Board of Trustees
Session Two: Challenges from within Iran
Moderator: Steve Inskeep, Host, Morning Edition, National Public Radio
- Hamid Biglari
Managing Partner, TGG Group
- Alireza Nader
Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND
- Robin Wright
Joint Fellow, United States Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center
Session Three: Future U.S.-Iran Policy
Moderator: David Ignatius, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
- Ambassador James Dobbins
Senior Fellow and Distinguished Chair in Diplomacy and Security, RAND
- Stephen Hadley
Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Former National Security Advisor
- Ellen Laipson
President Emeritus and Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center; Former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council
This is an invitation-only event. For more information, contact Gina_Frost@rand.org.