International Issues Discussion (IID) series talk on the U.S. and Iran


The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University is pleased to present its seventh and final event of the Winter 2018 term in partnership with the Consulate General of the United States: “Accommodation or Confrontation? U.S. Policy and Iran”.

Our guest will be Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington based non-partisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, countering threat finance, and non-proliferation. He is an expert on Iran’s global network including the regime’s nuclear, terrorist, missile and cyber threats to the United States and other allies, and is widely recognized as one of the key influencers in shaping sanctions policies to counter the threats from Iran and its surrogates. Mark was featured as one of the key “financial warriors” in the book The Iran Wars. Politico magazine featured Mark as one of Washington’s leading policy experts challenging Iran’s illicit behavior. Mark has advised the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations and testified more than twenty times before the U.S. Congress and foreign legislatures. He is the author or co-author of over twenty studies on economic sanctions and Iran’s nuclear program. Mark has a Master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and law and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto.

 His talk will be Tuesday, April 10th, 630-830 pm, (please note the different day from our usual IID events) in ENG 103 (George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre: 245 Church Street, at the corner of Gould and Church: see ) at Ryerson University, Toronto.

All are welcome and admission is free. Please circulate notice of the event as widely as possible. A poster advertising the talk is attached.

Dubowitz Poster v5 Email

Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. For further details about the IID and our series please see   or contact the IID student leaders at


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