Amb. Pickering and Amb. Mousavian will address how to bring Iran in from the cold of its isolation; how to deal constructively and realistically with Iran’s evident determination to achieve a nuclear weapons capability; how to understand Iran’s internal divisions and what those divisions make possible, or impossible, in the West’s efforts to avoid a war with the Islamic Republic.
James Blight, the CIGI chair in foreign policy development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and janet Lang, Research Professor at BSIA, award-winning authors, scholar, and experts in critical oral history. They are the authors of Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 (published by Rowman and Littlefield, June 2012) and The Armageddon Letters: Cuba/October/1962 (published by Rowman and Liittlefield, September 2012).