List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-02-12

    “U.S. and Iran: Missed Opportunities and Future Prospects for Reconciliation”

    Bay Area - Peninsula Tuesday - February 12, 2008     12:00 PM

    Guest: Barbara Slavin

    Barbara Slavin is a Jennings Randolph fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she is continuing research that builds on her new book: "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation." She is on leave from her duties as senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, which she joined in 1996. A veteran correspondent who has also written for The New York Times, the Economist and the Los Angeles Times, Slavin has accompanied three secretaries of State on their official travels and reported from Iran, Libya, Israel, Russia, China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Syria. She is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy on National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System and C-Span and a former public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

    “U.S. and Iran: Missed Opportunities and Future Prospects for Reconciliation”

    Tuesday, February 12
    12 – 1pm
    Location: Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 34


    Iranian American Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer

    Bay Area - San Francisco Tuesday - February 12, 2008     06:00 PM

    This is an email from beyondPersia designed to promote collaboration in our community among various organizations. We send out the following message on behalf of the
    IACC Board of Directors

    Please be our guest, and join the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce at our mixer at Luxor, (Nayeb Restaurant) Tuesday Feb. 12th, 2008.
    Come, meet fellow professionals, business owners and potential clients. Come and have appetizers, drinks, do business, make friends, and don't forget your business cards...
    We really can make a difference!
    IACC Feb Mixer

    The Feb Iranian American Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer


    Professor Elahe Enssani, Ph.D., PE, Member, International Science Advisory Board, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and USA Department of States.

    The Topic:
    International Science Diplomacy: An important tool to build trust and understanding

    Nayeb Restaurant & Club
    (formerly Luxor)
    Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2008

    101 Brentwood Dr
    South San Francisco, CA 94080 map
    district: South San Francisco
    Tel. +1 650.737.7900

    We hope to see you on Tuesday!
    You can contact us at:

    P.O. Box 190813

    San Francisco, CA 94119

    fax: (415) 512-8289

    Inside Iran : Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies

    Bay Area - San Francisco Tuesday - February 12, 2008     06:00 PM

    Inside Iran : Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies
    Tuesday, February 12th
    Barbara Slavin, Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today; Author, Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies
    Abbas Milani, Director, Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University
    Jamal Dajani, Director and Producer of Middle Eastern Programming, Link Tv--Moderator

    The heat is rising and it's time to take a fresh look at our frenemy, Iran . Is Iran the new Iraq in U.S. foreign policy? Are the people of Iran anti-U.S., or is only the current regime? Is there an effective difference?
    6:00 pm check-in, 6:30 pm program, 7:30 pm Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Reception
    Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street , 2nd Floor, San Francisco
    $7 for Students | $12 for Members | $20 for Non-Members
    Reservations 415/597-6705 or register online at
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