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International Iran-Conference "Time to act", 2009 in Berlin

International Iran Conference Berlin, Berlin, November 28-29, 2009

 
Speakers  

 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Introduction and Greetings

  • Michael Spaney, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin
  • Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin
  • Charles A. Small, Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism

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Opening panel
Iran 2009: Terror, Nuclear Program, Opposition and the West

  • The Iranian Regime and the Freedom Movement: An assessment of the current situation
    Ali Alfoneh
    American Enterprise Institute, USA
  • Iran’s Nuclear Program and Terror Support: The threat to Israel and international security
    Gerald Steinberg

    Bar-Ilan-University, Israel
  • Is Diplomacy at a dead end? The Islamic Republic and the West
    Emanuele Ottolenghi

    Director of Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, Belgium
  • Germany and Iran: A fatal friendship
    Matthias
    Küntzel
    Political Scientist, Board Member Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Germany, Hamburg
  • Chair: Andreas Benl
    Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin, board member, Hamburg

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Introduction

  • Jörg Rensmann, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin
  • Kirsten Tenhafen, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin

 

Money, Power and Terror: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps

  • The Economic Empire of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran
    Ali Alfoneh
    American Enterprise Institute, USA
  • Terror and the Export of Islamic Revolution: The global activities of the Revolutionary Guards
    Ilan Berman
    Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council,
    USA
  • Chair: Jonathan Weckerle
    Mideast Freedom Forum
    Berlin, board member, Germany

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Germany's "Business as Usual" with Iran

  • German Think Tanks and Iran-experts: The Islamic Republic as a strategic partner?
    Saba Farzan
    Exile-Iranian, sociologist and publicist, member of the German Liberal Party (FDP),
    Germany
  • Surveillance Technology made by Siemens and other German-Iranian Business Ties
    Jonathan Weckerle, Michael Spaney

    Board member, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin,
    Germany
  • Chair: Sebastian Voigt
    Historian and author, Scholars for Peace in the
    Middle East, Germany

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Greetings

  • Switzerland, Iran and the seperate Dialogue on Human Rights
    Bita Tavana
    President of the Committee for a Free Iran, Initiator of the Petition "Free Iran" (www.freeiran.ch), Switzerland

The Debate on Sanctions

  • US Legislation, US Policy: Engagement and Sanctions
    Ilan Berman
    Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council,
    USA

  • Political and Economical Sanctions and their Effects on Iran
    Emanuele Ottolenghi

    Director of Transatlantic Institute in
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Chair: Charles A. Small
    Director of the
    Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, USA

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Final Panel

Iran, Israel and the West: Strategies and scenarios

  • Reliable partners? Western Policies towards Iran and Israel
    Daniel Schwammenthal

    Editorial writer,
    Wall Street Journal, USA
  • Changing Iran
    Saba Farzan
    Exile-Iranian, sociologist and publicist, member of the German Liberal Party (FDP),
    Germany
  • Iran and the European Union
    Jana
    Hybášková
    Politician, former member of the European Parliament, Czech Republic
  • Chair: Richard Herzinger
    Political Correspondent, “Die Welt” and “Die Welt am Sonntag”, Germany