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Conflict & Uncertainty: Iran, the US, and the Middle East

Date: Time: 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room: Unity Room 212
1505 S Street
Lincoln NE 68588-0450
Additional Info: GAUN
Contact: UNO International Studies, (402) 554-2788, internationalstudies@unomaha.edu
Sponsored by UNO International Studies the History Department, the Center for Afghanistan Studies, and the American Institute for Iranian Studies (AllrS), this roundtable will focus on the following themes: the conflict between Iran and the US since the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution, foreign relations of Iran (and the US) toward other countries in the Middle East, the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and the Islamic World, developments and challenges within Iranian society and government, the current state and future of the Iranian economy with the re-imposition of US sanctions, how the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq changed Iran’s status in the Middle East, the 2009 elections in Iran and the Arab Awakening of 2011 and their effect on the current state of affairs in the Middle East, and the status of the threat that Iran poses (if any) to the US and its allies in the Middle East. Participants include Doctor Eric Lob (Florida International University, Department of Politics and International Relations), Doctor Kevan Harris (University of California Los Angeles, Department of Sociology) and Doctor James Clark (University of Nebraska Omaha, Department of History and The American Institute of Iranian Studies [Overseas Director]).

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