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Capitol Hill Webinar – As the Embargo on Weapons Trade with Iran is about to Expire, What is Next on the Iranian Portfolio?

June 17 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Featuring Mark Dubowitz Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Shoshana Bryen, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center

Mark Dubowitz is the chief executive of FDD, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute.

He is an expert on Iran’s nuclear program and global threat network, and is widely recognized as one of the key influencers in shaping policies to counter the threats from the regime in Iran.

In 2019, Iran sanctioned Mark and FDD, calling them “the designing and executing arm of the U.S. administration” on Iran policy. These threats led to bipartisan condemnation, including from Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton administration officials.

According to The New York Times, “Mark Dubowitz’s campaign to draw attention to what he saw as the flaws in the Iran nuclear deal has taken its place among the most consequential ever undertaken by a Washington think tank leader.”

According to The Atlantic, “Dubowitz has been helping design and push forward sanctions on Iran since well before they became the centerpiece of Trump’s policy toward the country…establishing the FDD as D.C.’s ground zero for research and policy recommendations aimed at highlighting and fixing what Dubowitz saw as the flaws in the nuclear agreement.”

Shoshana Bryen is Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center and Editor of  inFOCUS Quarterly. A specialist in U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs, she was previously Executive Director and Senior Director for Security Policy at JINSA.  She has worked with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and lectured at the National Defense University in Washington, and the American service academies.  Mrs. Bryen coordinated programs for military professionals that allowed more than 450 American military officers to engage in discussion with counterparts in Israel and Jordan. She also created a program to take the cadets and midshipmen of America’s service academies to Israel, permitting hundreds of future officers to have a positive, in-depth experience in the Jewish State.

Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Sun and Defense News,, DailyWire and Gatestone Institute.

She is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Aleethia Foundation providing opportunities for wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and is a Member of the Board of the American Jewish International Relations Institute (AJIRI).​


June 17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM