Friday, May 13, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCLA James West Alumni Center
About the Conference
The conference will consider Iran's relations both regionally and on the greater world stage. Iran is an important player in world politics, but has faced extensive censure and sanctions from the broader system of states, including a wide array of United Nations Security Council sanctions. Most recently, the US and other states thwarted Iran's bid to join the new UN women's rights agency. Can Iran become a more 'normal' state in the near future? How can relations between Iran and the great powers be improved? What can the United States do to engage Iran constructively? And are there lessons to be drawn from the experiences of other states, such as South Africa, that have successfully transitioned from pariah status to 'member in good standing' within the international community?
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS HAD TO BE CANCELLED. Congressman Howard Berman, Ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will have to attend newly scheduled Congressional Hearings on Iran and Syria. Ambassador Nicholas Burns will also not be able to participate due to pressing family obligations. Instead of a keynote address, we extended the times allotted to each panel to allow for more debate and audience questions. The revised schedule is available on the conference website.
The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch: $25 general admission and $10 for students with ID.