International Affairs

"Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran"

Flynt Leverett; Hillary Mann Leverett

About the Program

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett argue that the U.S. needs to change its policy towards the government of Iran, which they say is a rational actor that will play a leading role in the Middle East for many years to come.  Hosted by the EastWest Institute in New York City.      

About the Authors

Flynt Leverett

Flynt Leverett is a professor of international affairs at Penn State.  From 1992 to 2003, he worked on Middle East policy at the National Security Council, The State Department, and the CIA.  Prof. Leverett is the author of "Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial By Fire."  for more, visit: goingtotehran.com.       


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Hillary Mann Leverett

Hillary Mann Leverett is a senior professorial lecturer at the American University in Washington, DC and a visiting scholar at Peking University in Beijing, China.  She served as director for Iran, Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, and has negotiated with Iranian officials on behalf of the U.S. government.  For more, visit: goingtotehran.com.   


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"Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran"

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