Iran’s Presidential Elections Briefing: Implications for U.S. Policy

On May 19th, Iran will hold critical Presidential elections that are likely to have profound implications for both the future direction of Iranian politics as well as U.S. policy toward Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who sailed to a first-round electoral victory in 2013 against five conservative opponents, is expected to face serious challenges from hardline candidates. While Rouhani fulfilled a key campaign promise by securing the nuclear deal, economic relief has been slower than expected and the securitized political environment in Iran remains largely unchanged. Further, the Trump administration’s apparent eagerness to pursue a more aggressive approach toward Iran could limit opportunities for diplomatic engagement that defined Rouhani’s 2013 campaign and his presidency.

You are invited to join the National Iranian American Council for an expert briefing following the election at noon on Monday, May 22 on the results and their implications for the U.S. Featured speakers include New York Times bestselling author Hooman Majd, co-founder of the International Civil Society Action Network Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, NIAC Research Director Reza Marashi and the Atlantic Council's Acting Director of the Future of Iran Initiative Barbara Slavin.

Iran’s Presidential Elections: Implications for U.S. Policy

Rayburn 2044
Monday, May 22 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM
RSVP Required
Lunch will be served 

Sponsored by the Ploughshares Fund, Arca Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund