A Conversation with:
Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
US Naval Academy
Professor and Chair, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Virginia
Thomas M. Ricks
Former Associate Professor of Middle East Social and Cultural History, and Director, International Studies and Overseas Programs
National Iranian American Council
Senior Program Manager for Facilities Planning and Programming
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Acting Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Despite the current tense atmosphere between the Iranian and American governments, the two countries have a long and robust history of people-to-people engagement including dozens of Americans who served in Iran before the revolution as Peace Corps volunteers. Their experiences can help inform policymakers' plans for a future of less hostile relations and better cultural understanding.
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