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The Iran Deal: A Step Toward Re-imagining the Middle East

September 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Iran nuclear deal, if it is not blocked by Congress in the next weeks, is a step towards reducing hostility between the United States and Iran and potentially a step towards a more peaceful Middle East.  

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. The Washington Post placed him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” He spent more than 20 years working for The New York Times, posted in Central America, Berlin, and Istanbul. His books include All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror. He writes a column for The Boston Globe and is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University; he recently published “Iran deal is a step towards reimagining the Middle East“.

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert  and Renee Belfer Professsor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-author, with J.J. Mearsheimer, of The Israel Lobby (2007). Dr. Walt serves on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies, and has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He publishes widely and blogs at and recently published “The Myth of a Better Deal“.

Shahin Tabatabaei is an Iranian-born urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School.  He has just returned from a visit to Tehran.

Master of Ceremonies Jimmy Tingle’s unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy and commentary is as insightful as it is hilarious.  He is founder of “Humor for Humanity” and a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Christ Church Cambridge

Christ Church Cambridge

The event is at Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden St, which is the first church you come to on Garden St. out of Harvard Square.  It is NOT the same church where MAPA’s office is located, which is 11 Garden St. 

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Middle East Working Group * 617-354-2169



September 8, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christ Church Cambridge
Zero Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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