The U.S. and Iran: War or Diplomacy?

Posted on December 14th, 2012 in Events

January 30, 2013, 7:00 PM, Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge (459 Lagunita Drive)

The U.S. and Iran: War or Diplomacy?

Robert Crews (Stanford University)
Trita Parsi (National Iranian American Council)
Laleh Behbehanian (University of California, Berkeley)

Robert Crews (Stanford University)  is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, M.A. from Columbia University, and B. A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include Muslim networks, empire, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Iran. He is the author of numerous articles, and Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands (Harvard University Press, 2012), The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan (Harvard University Press, 2008), and For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia.

Trita Parsi  is the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, and the founding president of the National Iranian American Council. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, his M.A. in International Relations from Uppsala University, and his M.Sc. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has served as an adjunct professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute and as a Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press 2007), for which he conducted more than 130 interviews with senior Israeli, Iranian and American decision-makers. Treacherous Alliance is the silver medal winner of the 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations.

Laleh Behbehanian is Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published on tourism and masculinity in the context of the Middle East. She is Among her research interests are counter-terrorism, militarization, policing, and the state.

[Co-sponsored by Stanford Says No to War, the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Muslim Students Awareness Network, Students for Palestinian Equal Rights, and Stanford University Speakers’ Bureau]

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