Upcoming Programs

“The Iran Deal Redux:
Do We Want War or Diplomacy?”


Announcing our very special February 18 program

With distinguished guests
Dr. David Perry, Dr. Donna Brasset-Shearer and others.

America’s fraught history with Iran is more troubled than ever — and needs everyone’s attention.

Six years ago the U.S., China, France, Russia, the U.K. and the European Union entered into an agreement to ensure the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East that would prevent Iran from obtaining such weapons for at least 10 years.

While most nuclear experts described the Iran Deal as by far the most comprehensive non-proliferation agreement ever, Donald Trump called it “the worst deal ever negotiated” and pulled us out of it, leaving Iran to freely develop its weapons program.

Now, with Trump gone and Joe Biden in the White House, what can we expect to see happen? The stakes are incredibly high.

On February 18, we’ll be privileged to explore answers with Dr. David Perry of the William J. Perry Project, and Dr. Donna Brasset-Shearer, a WACSC member and Iran expert. They’ll be joined by more Iran specialists via the high-profile podcast “At The Brink.” These include Ambassador Wendy Sherman, who was the lead negotiator for the U.S.; Ben Rhodes, former advisor to President Obama; Dr. Seyed Mousavian, Iranian diplomat and current research scholar at Princeton University; and host Lisa Perry.

Click here to read complete biographies of the participants.

Clearly, this will be one of WACSC’s most urgent and timely presentations. We are indebted to Dr. Donna Brasset-Shearer for suggesting it to us. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the program.

xDate: Thursday, February 18
Time: 4 P.M.
Venue: Zoom
It’s free: Members receive priority enrollment


More episodes from the “At the Brink” podcast can be found at https://atthebrink.org/
We look forward to seeing you at this very special presentation.

Ben Stone
President, WACSC
(707) 888-2305

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Coming Soon…

Melissa Hanham, Deputy Director of Open Nuclear Network, on North Korea.
April 15
Keith McCormick, U.S. Department of State (retired) will speak on how American foreign policy is changing before our eyes: “Restoring Trust: How the Biden Administration is Engaging the World.”
May 20
Daniel Zoughbie, Vice-Chair, Center for Middle East Studies, will examine U.S. Middle East involvement with: “America Before the ‘Spring’: George W. Bush and the Middle East.”

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World Affairs Council of Sonoma County (WACSC) is an independent, non-partisan forum for exploring issues and opportunities that transcend borders.

WACSC engages thought leaders, change-makers and citizens to share ideas, learn from each other.  We engage in conversations of public concern on global issues. Through these and other programs, WACSC provides the community with the knowledge they need to be better informed in their choices and actions that relate to global issues and international affairs.

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