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"Iran Forum: Myths and Facts"
Saturday May 19, 2012, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
First Unitarian Church - 1211 SW Main, Portland, OR

Threats of military strikes against Iran have many of us concerned. We know peace is possible, but is another Middle East war probable? Three round table discussions:

** Iran - Myths & Realities

This discussion will provide background on the current crisis and the geopolitics of sanctions on and war with Iran.

**Friendships - Americans and Iranians

Travelers to Iran will share their experiences.

**The War at Home - Here and There

This discussion features people who know first hand the toll that a war takes on societies here and there.

Panelists will include:

• Farideh Farhi, Professor of Political Science at University of Hawaii and a public commentator on US-Iran relations

• Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Engineering, USC and a columnist for PBS Frontline Tehran Bureau

• Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University

• Kelly Campbell of Physicians for Social Responsibility

• Ahjamu Umi of Occupy Portland

• Ian LaVallee of Iraq Veterans Against the War

Sponsored By: American Iranian Friendship Council, Occupy Portland, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace, Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Peace Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition. With financial support by the PSU Middle East Studies Center and through a Parsa Community Foundation grant.

For more information contact American Iranian Friendship Council at info@aifcpdx.org.

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