Speaking Appearances

“NIAC Panel at University of Denver on Trump’s Middle East Policy,” University of Denver, December 11, 2019.

“What’s Happening in Iran?: Popular Protests and the US Policy,” Seta Foundation, December 6, 2019. Full Video of Panel Discussion.

  • Barbara Slavin: Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council
  • Alex Vatanka: Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute
  • Sina Toossi: Senior Research Analyst, NIAC
  • Panel Moderator: Kadir Ustun, Executive Director at the SETA DC

“Is Iran Unfathomable to Team Trump?” Capitol Hill Policy Briefing, November 5th, 2019. Full Video of Panel Discussion.

  • Tara Sepehri Far: Iran Researcher at Human Rights Watch
  • Dina Esfandiary: Postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Belfer Center
  • Sina Toossi: Senior Research Analyst, NIAC
  • Panel Moderator: Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Foreign Affairs Reporter at the Huffington Post

“Iran Teach-In: Get Up to Speed to Stop A War,” Peace Action Staten Island. September 17, 2019. Full Video of Panel Discussion.

  • Ervand Abrahamian: Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Iranian and Middle Eastern history and politics
  • Sina Toossi: Senior Research Analyst, NIAC

“Trump’s Mideast Policy: Disengagement or Escalation? ” Capitol Hill Policy Briefing (Rayburn Building), January 25, 2019. Full Video of Panel Discussion.

  • Reese Erlich: Freelance journalist and author of Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis
  • Kate Kizer: Policy Director, Win Without War
  • Mark Perry: Freelance writer and journalist specializing in military, intelligence, and foreign affairs; regular contributor to Foreign Policy and Politico; Contributing Editor to The American Conservative
  • Sina Toossi: Research Associate, NIAC
  • Panel Moderator: Negar Mortazavi, Iranian-American journalist and commentator; Consultant editor, The Independent

“Iran’s role in the region,” CodePink Iran Summit, December 1, 2018. Full Video of Panel Discussion. 

  • Barbara Slavin: Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council.
  • Sina Toossi: Research Associate, NIAC
  • Phyllis Bennis: author, Institute for Policy Studies.
  • Moderated by: Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel and US State Department official.

“The U.S. and Iran: On a Collision Course?” Capitol Hill Policy Briefing (Rayburn Building), October 17, 2018. Full Video of Panel Discussion.

  • Ned Price: Director of Policy and Communications, National Security Action; Former Special Assistant to President Obama for National Security Affairs.
  • Barbara Slavin: Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council.
  • Sina Toossi: Research Associate, NIAC
  • Laicie Heeley: Panel Moderator. Editor in Chief, Inkstick; Host, Things that Go Boom.