The US and Iran: Threats, Demands, and Escalation
July 16, 2019 | Washington, DC
Narges Bajoghli, Shireen Hunter, Barbara Slavin, and moderator Suzanne Kianpour
Cosponsored by the International Student House of Washington, DC

On July 16, 2019, BBC foreign affairs journalist Suzanne Kianpour moderated a conversation on The US and Iran: Threats, Demands and Escalation, with Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin, Johns Hopkins SAIS Assistant Professor Narges Bajoghli, and Georgetown University Associate Shireen Hunter. The discussion covered the implications of escalating US-Iran tensions, the status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and policy recommendations. The speakers gave a brief overview of US and Iran relations since the revolution, the political environment in Iran, and the role of media, public opinion, and rhetoric. The program was cosponsored by the International Student House of Washington DC.

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Barbara Slavin, Suzanne Kianpour, and Narges Bajoghli


Narges Bajoghli, Johns Hopkins SAIS

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Shireen Hunter, Georgetown University


Moderator Suzanne Kianpour, BBC

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Barbara Slavin, The Atlantic Council


WFPG Executive Director Kim Kanhauser Freeman
welcomes attendees


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WFPG Leadership Circle Member Karen St. John
asks a question during Q&A


Barbara Slavin, Suzanne Kianpour, and
Narges Bajoghli during the discussion

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Panelists and audience members
during the program


International Student House resident Anne Catherine
Stolz asks about the role of Europe

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Shireen Hunter and Barbara Slavin with guests


Narges Bajoghli and Matin Mirramezani

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Ellee Watson of CBS News and International
Student House Board Member Didi Cutler


Shireen Hunter, Narges Bajoghli, and
Barbara Slavin during the reception


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Katie Russell of the International Student House
with Kim Kanhauser Freeman and Karen St. John


Speakers with guests following the program