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“A New Green Revolution In Iran?”

January 9, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The Endowment for Middle East Truth invites you to:
“A New Green Revolution In Iran?”

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2044
Washington, D.C.

Lunch to be served. All dietary laws observed.

For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on EMET’s Facebook page!

For the first time since the 2009 Green Revolution, Iranian civilians are in the streets protesting the vicious Shia Islamist government of Iran.  Right now, police have arrested more than 1,000 anti-government Iranian protesters, according to reports, and at least 30 innocent people have been killed.  Protesters are especially angry that the Iranian government has used the monies it gained from the Iran nuclear deal to fund more aggression in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen, more Iranian terrorism throughout the globe, and more corruption at home in Iran.

With increasing threats coming from the Iranian dictatorship, there is great potential for another bloody crackdown against Iranian civilians, similar to what occurred in 2009.  The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was recently quoted as saying, “In recent days, enemies of Iran used different tools including cash, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatus to create troubles for the Islamic Republic.”

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came out in support of the Iranian protestors, and called for the UN to “speak out,” and for the United Nations Security Council to hold an emergency session on the protests.

To explore the 2017-2018 Iranian protests, and the response of the US, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) has convened an all-star panel of Iran experts: Ambassador John Bolton, Omri Ceren and Manda Zand Ervin.

About Amb. John Bolton
John Bolton was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment, Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from May 2001 to May 2005.  Throughout his distinguished career, Bolton has been a staunch defender of American interests. While Under Secretary, he repeatedly advocated tough measures against the nuclear weapons programs of both Iran and North Korea, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction generally. He led negotiations for America to withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty so that the Bush Administration could proceed with a national missile-defense program.  During his tenure at the United Nations, he was a leading voice on the need for the Security Council to take strong and meaningful action against international proliferation and terrorism. Bolton is the author of Surrender is Not an Option: Defending America at the U.N. and Abroad, published by Simon and Shuster(November 2007) and How Barack Obama is Endangering Our National Sovereignty, published by Encounter Books (April 2010). Bolton currently serves as a foreign policy senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a contributor to FOX News Channel and his op-ed articles are regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Times.   Bolton was born in Baltimore, MD. He graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University and received his J.D. in 1974.
About Omri Ceren
Omri Ceren is a communications strategist and academic. He is a managing director at The Israel Project – a DC-based organization that works with journalists on Middle East issues – as well as a fellow of the Claremont Institute and a PhD candidate at USC’s Annenberg School. Omri has been involved in the politics, policy, and press of international affairs for almost two decades, has written for dozens of outlets, and appears regularly on cable and radio as an expert analyst.
About Manda Zand Ervin
Manda Zand Ervin came to United States as a political refugee on June 17th, 1980, became a citizen two years later, and began her fight for human rights in Iran. She is the founder and president of the Alliance of Iranian Women, a group which has deep connections within the Iranian diaspora and within Iran.  As the head of the Alliance of Iranian Women, Mrs. Ervin works to bring the West’s attention to the plight of Iranian women under Islamic Sharia laws.  On September of 2009 she was invited to the G-8 International Conference on Violence Against Women, at the Italian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Rome, Italy, where she was the featured speaker on Iran. She almost single-handedly gathered the support to pass a 2003 U.S. Senate Resolution on the human rights of the women of Iran. Mrs. Ervin is frequently consulted by Members of Congress considering resolutions and legislation on Iran policy and human rights.  She has testified at Congressional hearings and briefings, the Helsinki Commission, and spoke at the United Nations. In February of 2008, Mrs. Ervin was appointed by the President of the United States as the United States’ Delegate to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. On December 10th, 2013 she was invited to speak at the UN conference on Violence Against Women, where Mrs. Banki Moon also spoke.  Mrs. Ervin writes and is published in online political magazines, speaks on TV and radio programs, nationally and internationally, and at universities and conferences on American-Iranian relations, among other topics.

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January 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



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