A conversation with: 

Kamiar Alaei 
Associate Dean
State University of New York at Albany

Stan L. Albrecht 
Former President
Utah State University

Bahman Baktiari 
Executive Director
International Foundation for Civil Society

Shahrzad Rezvani 
Attorney and Board Member
Iranian-American Bar Association

Introduced and Moderated by:

Barbara Slavin 
Acting Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council 

The Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a discussion on the history and importance of people-to-people ties between the United States and Iran. US cultural diplomacy programming and other exchanges have a long history of helping to improve US relations with adversaries and are an inexpensive and often overlooked element of US foreign policy that brings benefits to US citizens and people all over the world. Americans and Iranians have maintained mutually beneficial relations for nearly two centuries. These ties are especially important at a time of continuing tensions between the two governments. Cultural exchanges deepen mutual understanding and can result in discoveries with global significance in public health, environmental, and other important fields.

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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.