Iran and Current Events: An Evening with Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council
WHEN Thursday | 16 Sep, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
WHERE Zoom online
The Chastain-Johnston Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series and the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative are pleased to announce that Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, will be the guest speaker at this event.
Slavin is also a lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University. The author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US, and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (2007), she is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN. A career journalist, Slavin previously served as assistant managing editor for world and national security of The Washington Times, a senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, Cairo correspondent for The Economist, and as an editor at The New York Times Week in Review. She has covered such key foreign policy issues as the U.S.-led war on terrorism, policy toward “rogue” states, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Slavin has traveled to Iran nine times. Slavin also served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she wrote Bitter Friends, and as a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researched and wrote the report Mullahs, Money and Militias: How Iran Exerts Its Influence in the Middle East.