Iran, Israel and the threat of war –with Trita Parsi, September 12, 2012

Iran, Israel and the threat of war –with Trita Parsi

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Location: Swedish Cultural Center,1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle,WA98109

Time: 11.30am-1.30pm

Room: Three Crowns Dining Room (up stairs)

Price: $20 SACC-Seattle members/ $25 Non members (Lunch buffet included) Payment in cash or check.

Free parking

RSVP:  No later then Friday September 7,2012


Consulate of Swedenand SACC-Seattle invites you for an afternoon of foreign policy discussion at the SwedishCulturalCenter. With us, we have the Swedish, Middle Eastern expert, Mr Trita Parsi. Based in WashingtonDC, Mr Trita Parsi is in Seattleon brief visit to talk about his latest book “A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran”.


Mr Trita Parsi will devote the lunch to talk about the most recent events inIranandIsrael, the escalating threat of military action and the implications forUSAin the middle of pending presidential election.


We will end the session with open floor questions to Mr Parsi.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary occasion!


Trita Parsi is the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.  He is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign policy, and the geopolitics of the Middle East.  He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press 2007) as well as his latest book -A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press 2012).


Parsi has followed Middle East politics through work in the field and extensive experience on Capitol Hill and at the United Nations. He is frequently consulted by Western and Asian governments on foreign policy matters. Parsi has worked for the Swedish Permanent Mission to the UN, where he served in the Security Council, handling the affairs of Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan and Western Sahara, and in the General Assembly’s Third Committee, addressing human rights in Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Iraq.


Parsi studied for his Doctoral thesis on Israeli-Iranian relations under Professor Francis Fukuyama at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. In addition to his PhD, he holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Uppsala University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has served as an adjunct professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute and as a Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC ( ).