Future of Iran Initiative 

Iran Human Rights, the Regional Context and Constructive Criticism

A conversation with 
Ahmed Shaheed
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
UN Human Rights Council
Hadi Ghaemi
Founder and Executive Director
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Haleh Esfandiari
Public Policy Fellow
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
Human Rights Watch

Moderated by
Barbara Slavin
Acting Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council 

The Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a panel discussion on the Iranian government’s human rights record, how it compares in the region, and the constructive steps the United States and the international community can take to persuade these governments to abide by international norms. The panelists will discuss the benefits a less repressive Iran could experience, such as economic gains and fuller re-integration into the international community. This event will also mark the release of a new issue brief entitled, “Will Iran’s Human Rights Record Improve?” by Initiative Acting Director Barbara Slavin.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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