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Democratization in Iran and US Policy Options

The University of South Florida and The Center for Civilizational Dialogue Present: "Democratization in Iran and US Policy Options"Embassy Suites3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa, FloridaApril 26 and 27, 2000 Wednesday, April 26, 2000, 9:30-9:50 AM

- Welcome: Dr. Mohsen M. Milani, Chair, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida

- Opening Remarks: Dr. Thomas J. Tighe, Provost and ExecutiveVice President for Academic Affairs, University of South Florida

Panel I
10:00-11:50 AMPanel I, 10:00-11:50 AM

The Domestic Dimensions of Iran's Reform Movement:

- Chair: Dr. Jamil Jreisat, Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs, USF

- Presentations By: Dr. Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University, Managing Editor of Encyclopedia Iranica, "Iran's Counter Fundamentalist Revolution: A Post Modern Movement"

- Mrs. Nesta Ramazani, writer and lecturer,Charlottesville, Virginia, "Democracy and the Role of Women in Iran"

- Dr. Mohsen Milani, Department of Government and International Affairs, USF, "Freedom and Religion in Iran's Reform Movement"

Panel II
Wednesday, April 26, 2000, 2:00-4:30 PM

The Emerging Democracyin Iran and US Policy Options:

- Chair: Dr. Mohsen M. Milani, USFChair: Dr. Mohsen M. Milani, USF

- Keynote Speech: Mr. Henry Precht, President of Cleveland Council of Foreign Affairs, "Iranian Democracy, American Dilemma"

- Presentation by: Dr. Abbas Milani, Chair, Department of History, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California, "Iranian Democracy and US Foreign Policy; Some Historical Lessons"

- Discussant: Mr. Arthur Lowrie, Adjunct Professor,Department of Government and International Affairs, USF Thursday, April 27, 2000 Thursday, April 27, 2000

Panel III
9:30-11:45 AM

The Regional Impact of Iran's Reform Movement and Its Future:

- Opening Remarks: Dr. Mark T. Orr, Director, Florida-Japan Institute, USF

- Chair: Dr. Hiba Hechiche, Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs, USF

- Keynote Speech: Dr. R.K. Ramazani, Edward R. Stettinius Professor Emeritus of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia "Sultanism and Democracy: Iran's Predicament"

- Presentation by: Dr. Lawrence Potter, Associate Director of Gulf2000, Columbia University, "Iranian Policy Toward the Persian Gulf in the Age of Reform"

- Concluding Remarks: Dr. John Belohlavek, Chair, Department of History, University of South Florida

The Center for Civilizational Dialogue, the sponsor of this conference, was founded in 1998 at the University of South Florida on a simple but profound principle: If we are to make this new century of information and globalization a gentler, kinder and more peaceful century than the previous one, then we must encourage genuine, soul-searchingdialogue among the world's great civilizations. Clearly, dialogue is no guarantee that world peace will prevail. But the absence of dialogue canlead to conflict and war. The raison d' etre of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue is to facilitate dialogue among peoples from different civilizations and thus make a small contribution to world peaceand stability.

The center's activities include, but are not limited to, organizing conferences and publishing their proceedings, publishingoccasional papers on sensitive international issues, and organizing private brain-storming sessions that deal with issues that can unite people and diminish conflict among governments.

For more information about the center, please contact or write:

Dr. Mohsen M. Milani,
Center for Civilizational DialogueDepartment of Government and International Affairs
4202 Fowler Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33620-8100
Fax: 813/974-0832


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