In a special edition of Inside the Issues, host David Welch moderates a panel discussion on relations between Iran and the West. Panellists include: former U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Iranian ambassador Hossein Mousavian and Balsillie School of International Affairs Professor James Blight, who begins the discussion by asking "Why can't we transcend our differences?"

Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.
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