Shaun Tandon

Watch Mr. Tandon on the “Beyond the JCPOA: US Iran Policy” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Shaun Tandon covers the State Department for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and has served since 2019 as the president of the State Department Correspondents’ Association. He has extensively covered US foreign policy and international events and was previously posted

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Watch Mr. Taleblu “40 Years of US-Iran Policy with Elliott Abrams” at The Iran Conference, here. Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior fellow at FDD where he focuses on Iranian security and political issues. Behnam previously served as a research fellow and senior Iran analyst at FDD. Prior to his time at FDD, Behnam worked

Ray Takeyh

Watch Mr. Takeyh on the “Beyond the JCPOA: US Iran Policy” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Ray Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties. Prior to

Arash Sobhani

Watch Mr. Sobhani on the “Engaging the Iranian-American Community” at The Iran Conference, here. Arash Sobhani is an Iranian musician and television producer. He is the lead singer and guitarist of underground rock band Kiosk Sobhani was born and raised in Tehran, and attended Isfahan University of Art from where he earned a MA in

Kaveh Shahrooz

Watch Mr. Shahrooz on the “Iran in the Media” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Kaveh Shahrooz is a lawyer and human rights activist, and a Senior Fellow with MacDonald Laurier’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad. He is also a former Senior Policy Advisor on human rights to Global Affairs Canada. A graduate of

Khosrow Semnani

Watch Mr. Semnani on the “Engaging the Iranian-American Community” at The Iran Conference, here. Khosrow B. Semnani is an Iranian-American industrialist, community leader, and philanthropist based in Salt Lake City. He is the founder of Envirocare (now Energy Solutions), the first privately-owned low-level nuclear waste disposal facility in the United States, which he sold in

Karim Sadjadpour

Watch Mr. Sadjadpour on “The Islamic Republic’s Regional Shadow” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. He is a contributing writer at the Atlantic and a frequent guest on media

Michael Rubin

Watch Dr. Rubin on the “Inside Iran: Economic, Social & Environmental Challenges” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Michael Rubin is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he specializes in Iran, Turkey, and the broader Middle East. A former Pentagon official, Dr. Rubin has lived in post-revolution Iran, Yemen, and both pre-

Joel Rayburn

Joel Rayburn is a retired U.S. Army officer, former diplomat, and historian. During his career of more than three decades in public service, he has combined military, academic, and diplomatic roles in a variety of assignments related mainly to the Middle East and South Asia. Most recently, from January to July, 2021, he served as

Morgan Ortagus

Watch Ms. Ortagus on the “Beyond the JCPOA: US Iran Policy” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Morgan Ortagus is a seasoned business executive, distinguished public policy and communications professional, and an active U.S. Naval Reserve Officer. From 2019 to 2021 she served at the Department of State as the Spokesperson for the United States

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