Documentation of the Iran-Conference: Business as usual

 

Schedule (PDF Farsi) (PDF Kurdish)

Speakers

 

Greetings and Welcome

Internationales Auschwitz Komitee (read here, German)


Prof. Elie Wiesel (video message)


Prof. Diethard Pallaschke (Audio, German)

Charles A. Small (Audio)

Prof. Elie Wiesel

All pictures: Lorenz Richter

Opening Panel: Islamism, Antisemitism, Nuclear Programme: The Iranian threat

  • Menashe Amir: Religious and ideological motivation in Iranian domestic and international policies (Audio)
  • Prof. Benny Morris: A second Holocaust? The threat to Israel (Audio)
  • Dr. MatthiasKüntzel: “Strategic partner”? The special German-Iranian relationship (Audio, German)
  • MEP Paulo Casaca:The EU, Iran and the effectiveness of sanctions (Audio)
  • Discussion (Audio)

Prof. Benny Morris

 

Dr. Matthias Küntzel

 

Menashe Amir

 

Paulo Casaca

 

Alan Posener

 

Panel: Theocracy and Human Rights: The character of the Iranian Regime

Nasrin Amirsedghi

 

Javad Asadian

 

Dr. Miro Aliyar

 

Caroline Fetscher

 

Panel: The Holy war against Israel and the West

  • Dr. Sylke Tempel: Introduction (Audio)
  • Yossi Melman: The roadmap to the bomb (Audio)
  • Dr. Patrick Clawson: Terror and ideology-export: The Islamic Republic's war against the West (Audio)
  • Alexander Ritzmann: Iran and the Islamist network in Germany (Audio)
  • Discussion (Audio)

Auditorium

 

Yossi Melman

Patrick Clawson

 

Alexander Ritzmann

 

Dr. Sylke Tempel

 

Panel: Iran and Europe: Dialogue or confrontation?

  • Dr. Majid Sattar: Introduction (Audio)
  • Saul Singer: Is Europe pressing Israel towards war? EU, UN and the possible effectiveness of draconian sanctions (Audio)
  • Dr. Matthias Küntzel: Business as usual? German-Iranian trade relations (Audio)
  • Bruno Schirra: Know nothing, hear nothing, see nothing - Germany's policy toward Islamism: Calculation or anticipatory obedience? (Audio)
  • Discussion (Audio)

Saul Singer

Dr. Matthias Küntzel

 

Bruno Schirra

 

Dr. Majid Sattar

 

Final panel: The need for a new antifascism

  • Doris Akrap: Introduction (Audio)
  • Kayvan Kaboli: International cooperation against the Mullah-Regime (Audio)
  • Prof. Jeffrey Herf: Where are the anti-fascists? Iran and the meaning of "Coming to terms with the Nazi past" in 2008 (Audio)
  • Thomas von der Osten-Sacken: Freedom, secularization, democracy – for a new Middle East (Audio)
  • Henryk M. Broder: Capitulate to the Iranian regime? (Audio)
  • Discussion (Audio)

Prof. Jeffrey Herf

 

Kayvan Kaboli

 

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

 

Henryk Broder

 

Doris Akrap