Spotlight on Iran-US Relations: A talk by Karim Sadjadpour

Lecture | August 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University proudly presents the first lecture in its new series, “Spotlight on Iran-US Relations,” featuring a talk by Iran scholar Karim Sadjadpour . This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Berkeley Lecture Series, and Persian Center. “Spotlight on Iran-US Relations” aims to bring experts and our local community together to address these anxiety-ridden times, fraught with concern about the effect of sanctions and military action on Iran and the situation of human rights in Iran.


About Karim Sadjadpour: KARIM SADJADPOUR is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and US Foreign policy toward the Middle East. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic, and has also written for Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Economist, and The Washington Post. He also appears regularly on the PBS Newshour, NPR, and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and has been on The Colbert Report, The Today Show, and NPR’s Fresh Air.

Karim regularly advises senior US, European, and Asian officials and has testified numerous times before Congress. He has lived in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East (including both Iran and the Arab world) and speaks Persian, Italian, Spanish, and proficient Arabic. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (MSFS), teaching on US foreign policy and the Middle East. He was previously an Analyst with the International Crisis Group, based in Tehran and Washington. In 2007, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

About Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University: Drawing upon San Francisco State University's robust academic foundation of ethnic, racial and social justice, the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies inspires interdisciplinary inquiry and exploration of Iranian diaspora experience and its impact on transnational identity.

The Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies fosters innovative and collaborative scholarship between faculty and students and engages with complex and pressing subjects such as nationalism, immigration, xenophobia, gender, sexuality and identity.

The Center's research, programming, and projects examine overlooked and underemphasized narratives, advocate for new forms of scholarly engagement, and support collaboration between individuals and institutions.

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