Iran – War or Diplomacy?

Meet the WACSC speakers for The Iran Deal Redux: Do We Want War or Diplomacy?

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Dr. David Perry spent 30 years as Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the George Washington University. In 2013, he joined his father, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, to serve as Director of Education for the William J. Perry Project, which was founded to change the conversation around nuclear weapons and educate the public on the nuclear threat in the 21st century.
Dr. Donna Brasset-Shearer PhD, UC Berkeley, is a cultural anthropologist with a background in international relations. She has taught courses on Iran at SSU, USF, and UC Berkeley.
Ambassador Wendy Sherman is the former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; author of Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence.
Ben Rhodes was the Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama from 2009-2017. He is author of The World As It Is; co-host of the podcast Pod Save the World; and a contributor to NBC News and MSNBC.
Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, was an Iranian diplomat and from 2003-5 was the lead nuclear negotiator for Iran with EU and IAEA. He is currently a research scholar at Princeton University, and the author of Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir.
Joe Cirincione has been a staffer for the House Armed Services Committee; Director for Non-Proliferation for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and President of the Ploughshares Fund from 2008 to 2020. He is the author of several books, including Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons, and is a frequent contributor on CNN and MSNBC.
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is an arms control expert; Adjunct Professor at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; and author of The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel.
Lisa Perry (shown here with her grandfather, William J. Perry) received her B.A. in cultural anthropology from the George Washington University. She joined the William J. Perry Project in 2018 as director of media and is now the principal writer and host of At the Brink.

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