Gabriel Noronha

Watch Mr. Noronha on the “Iran in the Media” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Gabriel Noronha served as the Special Advisor for Iran at the State Department under Secretary Mike Pompeo where he directed communications, congressional relations, human rights, and ran the State Department’s Farsi social media platforms. He previously worked for the Senate

Nazee Moinian

Watch Ms. Moinian on the “Engaging the Iranian-American Community” at The Iran Conference, here. Nazee Moinian is a fellow at the Middle East Institute and a doctoral candidate at the University of St Andrews’ School of History. She holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Navid Mohebbi

Watch Mr. Mohebbi on the “Iran in the Media” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Navid Mohebbi a Policy Fellow at NUFDI and a long-time democracy advocate and a former political prisoner in Iran. He has written extensively on Iran’s political and social affairs and worked with many civil society organizations in Iran on a

Mariam Memarsadeghi

Watch Ms. Memarsadeghi on the “Iran in the Media” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Mariam Memarsadeghi is a leading proponent for a democratic Iran and a senior fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The American Interest, The Hill, The Jerusalem Post, Tablet,

Cameron Khansarinia

Watch Mr. Khansarinia moderate “Changing US Foreign Policy with Brian Hook” at The Iran Conference, here. Cameron Khansarinia is NUFDI’s Policy Director. In this capacity, he heads research and writing, advocacy, media relations, legislative efforts, and special projects. He maintains contact with the Iranian-American community and Iranian democracy activists across the political spectrum. Prior to

Mehdi Ketabchy

Watch Mr. Ketabchy on the “Inside Iran: Economic, Social & Environmental Challenges” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Mehdi Ketabchy is a PhD student and researcher in water and environmental engineering at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. His research interests are focused on evaluating complex social ecological systems, anthropogenic

Brian Katulis

Watch Mr. Katulis on the “Beyond the JCPOA: US Iran Policy” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Brian Katulis is a senior fellow and vice president of policy at the Middle East Institute. He was formerly a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where he built the Center’s Middle East program and

Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar

Watch Dr. Jahan-Parvar on the “Inside Iran: Economic, Social & Environmental Challenges” panel at The Iran Conference, here. Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar is a Washington, D.C.-based economist with extensive academic and government experience. He received his BA in economics from Beheshti (National) University (Tehran, Iran), MS in economics from Illinois State University, MS in statistics and PhD

Brian Hook

Watch Mr. Hook in a fireside chat on “Changing US Foreign Policy, at The Iran Conference. Brian Hook has served in the administrations of three U.S. Presidents: President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, and President Donald J. Trump. During the Trump Administration, he served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,

Bernard Haykel

Watch Dr. Haykel on “The Islamic Republic’s Regional Shadow” panel at The Iran Conference, here. My research is concerned with the political and social tensions that arise from questions about religious identity and authority. I was educated at the University of Oxford where I received my doctorate in 1998 in Oriental Studies with an emphasis