The Effect of US Sanctions on Iran’s Economy

About the speaker Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior Iran and financial economics advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, specializing in Iran’s economy and financial markets, sanctions and illicit finance. Born and raised in Iran, Saeed earned his Ph.D. … Continue reading



Patrick Clawson

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute, where he directs the Iran Security Initiative, a flagship program focused on assessing the many points of challenge Iran poses to U.S. … Continue reading



The Sunni Response to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Toward MAD or Stability?

About the speaker Robert “Bud” McFarlane was National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1985. Transcript Robert R. Reilly: Our speaker tonight needs very little introduction because of his distinguished reputation and you know of course of … Continue reading



Suzanne Scholte (English language transcript)

Watch her speaker playlist Transcript Robert R. Reilly: We are very pleased to have our distinguished speaker tonight Suzanne Scholte who’s had a multifaceted career. Since this is a bipartisan audience I won’t mention every aspect of it but as … Continue reading



The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Any Hope?

About the speaker Suzanne K. Scholte is one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korea human rights movement having worked for over 18 years to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people. Scholte … Continue reading



Iran’s Global Ambition

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has … Continue reading



Dealing with Iran in a Post-Deal World

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Congressman Mike Pompeo is a third-term congressman from the 4th District, Kansas. He graduated first in his class from West Point in 1986 and then served as a cavalry officer patrolling the … Continue reading



When Iran Goes Nuclear: Technology and Ideology

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on … Continue reading