Parliament Hill Briefing: Canada’s Role in the Middle East and its Iran Policy
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.
Room 430, 180 Wellington Street, Ottawa
This event is organized by The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy in cooperation with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, the Centre for International Policy Studies and the Iranian Canadian Congress.
We are pleased to have four distinguished experts on this panel, which aims to cover important foreign policy issues such as regional conflicts in the Middle East, Canada-Iran relations, and Canada’s role in the broader Middle East region, the Trump Administration’s sanctions regime against Iran, human rights, as well as the future of the Iran nuclear agreement after US withdrawal and EU efforts to preserve the JCPOA.
- Dennis Horak | Former Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, and Head of Mission/Chargé d'affaires in Iran
- Peggy Mason | President of Rideau Institute, Former Canadian Ambassador to the UN for Disarmament
- Amirhossein Barmaki | Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Iran, Expert on Iranian Domestic Politics
- Bijan Ahmadi | Executive Director of the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy. Former President of the Iranian Canadian Congress
The duration of the panel is about 60 minutes followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
We expect participation of Members of Parliament, political staffers, officials and policymakers, members of the diplomatic community in Ottawa, media, foreign policy academics and students.
This event is by invitation only and RSVP is required by end of Monday Feb 10, 2019. Please RSVP by sending an email with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that building security will ask you for a valid ID to enter the building. For faculty and students at the University of Ottawa we kindly ask that you RSVP using your official university email address.
For more information call: 416-258-8224
About the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy: The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) is a Canadian non-profit and non-partisan foreign policy think-tank dedicated to promoting peace, diplomacy and dialogue. For more info visit: PeaceDiplomacy.org.