Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Dealing Effectively With Iran Without War" talk

Cleveland Peace Action Education fund is sponsoring the following program:

“Dealing Effectively With Iran Without War”, Featuring Peter Beinart and Jamal Abdi (bios below)
Moderated by Brian Amkraut, Provost of The Siegal College of Judaic Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 7:30 P.M.
Siegal College of Judaic Studies
26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Admission: $10.00
(Suggestion: This may be a sell-out, so arrive early to ensure you get a seat)

Over many years, the US and Iran have been unable to negotiate a mutually secure peace agreement, especially on the nuclear issue. Many questions surround the looming difficult choices: further sanctions, more effective negotiations or war.

Would an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities by Israel derail, delay, or motivate Iran’s nuclear program, and what could be the long-term consequences for Israel, the U.S., and relations between the two countries? Many American and Israeli military and intelligence experts believe that war is impractical and not in the best interest of Israel or the United States. If so, what are achievable endpoints and what kind of sanctions or negotiations would provide verifiable and sustainable security for Israel and the U.S. in a reasonable time frame?

These and other related questions will be discussed at Cleveland Peace Action’s unique and insightful program, “Dealing Effectively with Iran Without War”, featuring a dialogue between Peter Beinart and Jamal Abdi, moderated by Brian Amkraut.

An unusual feature of this program is its goal of engaging the interested Cleveland Jewish community as well as all others in learning about and evaluating the different choices.

Peter Beinart is an Assoc. Professor of Journalism and Political Science at City University in New York, editor of the Daily Beast blog, “Open Zion” and contributor to The New York Times, Slate and Die Zeit. He has appeared on “Meet the Press”, “The McLaughlin Group” and “The Colbert Report”. His latest book, “The Crisis of Zionism” was published in 2012.

Jamal Abdi is the Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council. Abdi joined NIAC
following his work in the U.S. Congress where he was a Policy Advisor to Rep. Brian Baird. He served as a congressional liaison and expert on foreign affairs, immigration and defense. He is a frequent
contributor to The Huffington Post, The Hill and Public Service Europe as well as NPR and BBC Radio.

For more information, go to:, or call: (216) 231-4245

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