8:30 – 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks: Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

9:00 – 10:45am

Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School and Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Michael Postl, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Iran

Shaul Bakhash, Chair and Commentator, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University

10:45 – 11:00am
Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:45pm

Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Kaveh Ehsani, Chair and Commentator, Assistant Professor, International Studies, DePaul University