Frenemies: Why America and Iran Are Adversaries That Should Be Allies

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Photo of Karim Sadjadpour wearing a suit
Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and has also written for Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Economist and The Washington Post. He also appears regularly on the PBS Newshour, National Public Radio and CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and has been on The Colbert Report and The Today Show. Free.
145 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley
SF State Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Berkeley Lecture Series, Persian Center
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
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Karim Sadjadpour

Karim Sadjadpour regularly advises senior U.S., European and Asian officials and has testified numerous times before Congress. He has lived in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East (including both Iran and the Arab world) and speaks Persian, Italian, Spanish and proficient Arabic. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, teaching on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. He was previously an analyst with the International Crisis Group, based in Tehran and Washington, D.C. In 2007, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Spotlight on Iran-U.S. Relations

This event is the first in a series, Spotlight on Iran-U.S. Relations. The series aims to bring experts and our local community together to address these anxiety-ridden times, fraught with concern about the effect of sanctions and military action on Iran and the situation of human rights in Iran.