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Saturday November 23, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Metropolitan Building Room 5183 
3434 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

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Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict 
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US-Iran Conflict: Beyond the Current Discourse 


US-Iran Conflict: Beyond the Current Discourse

 Given the renewed focus on US-Iran relations in recent months, it is critical to understand the challenges the Iranian regime poses to principles of human rights, gender equality and secular democratic movements in the region. Scholars and practitioners will come together to examine the US-Iran relations and explore the importance of including human rights and women’s rights as an imperative tactic during current negotiations with Iran.

 Speakers will engage in roundtable discussions on how Washington continues to overlook other policy options by limiting its talks with Tehran to nuclear issue, while calling on students and faculty to embark on an academic inquiry in enhancing the current discourse.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Walid Phares

Author, Expert and Scholar on Middle East studies, anti-terrorism and comparative politics. Adviser to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives and a co-secretary general of the Transatlantic Euro-American Caucus Legislative Group on Counter Terrorism


  • Dr. Donna Hughes, Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island and leading international researcher on trafficking of women and children.
  • Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Director of Negotiations and Conflict Management Graduate Program at University of Baltimore
  • Dr. Ramesh Sepehrrad, Scholar and practitioner from School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

Date: Saturday November 23, 2013

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

George Mason University

5183 Metropolitan Building, Arlington Campus

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Lunch will be served.

The Virginia Square Metro stop is only 2 short blocks to the GMU Arlington camp