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Iran conference at Stanford

The American Iranian Council (AIC) in association with Stanford University's Institute for International Studies, the Asia Society and University of California, Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies invites you to participate in a conference on IRAN in the NEW MILLENNIUM: Opportunities and Challenges Saturday, May 6, 2000 8:00am-5:30pm at Encina Hall, Stanford University, 616 Serra Street, Stanford CA (closest airport: San Francisco Int'l Airport; for directions go to:

Welcoming Remarks: Dariush Zahedi, AIC Director for West Coast Operations
Keynote Address: Senator Gordon Smith, R-Oregon, Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Panel I: Commerce and Technology in US-Iran Relations
Chaired by John Radsan, American Iranian Council
Jahangir Amuzegar, Minister of Commerce and Finance in pre-Revolutionary Iran
Fereidoun Fesharaki, President, FACTS, Inc. Honolulu, Hawaii
Yousef Javadi, Chief Operating Officer, Primus Telecom
Mohsen Moazami, Managing Director, Internet and Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
Special Address Hadi Nejad Hosseinian, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations

Luncheon Address Robin Wright, LA Times Staff Writer

Panel II: Prospects for US-Iran Relations
Chaired by Ahmad Ghoreishi, Naval Postgraduate School
Don Blome, Iran Desk Officer, US Department of State
Yasushi Fujii, Japanese Counsel to the US
Gary Sick, Director, Gulf 2000 Project, Columbia University
Jerrold Green, Director, Center for Middle East Policy, RAND Corporation
Hooshang Amirahmadi, President, American Iranian Council; Professor, Rutgers University

Panel III: Views from Tehran
Chaired by Najmeddin Meshkati, University of Southern California
Hossein Bashirieh, Professor, Tehran University
Hossein Ghazian, Journalist & Researcher, Ayandeh Group, Tehran, Iran
Hamid Ahmadi, Chair, School of Law and Political Science, Tehran University
Gail Lapidus, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments will be served

Registration forms and a more detailed agenda are available on the AIC website at:

Conference Fee:
Individuals: $100.00,
Corporations: $300.00
Students and AIC Members: $45
(Regrettably, financial hurdles have compelled us to restrict the number of seats allocated to students)

To register, please contact the American Iranian Council, Inc. 20 Nassau Street, Suite 512, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA Tel: 609-252-9099 Fax: 609-252-9698 Email: or


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