Dear Friends, 

Please join the Center for International Policy and the Richardson Institute at Lancaster University for a panel discussion on “The Saudi-Iranian Contest— Rethinking US Policy” at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). 

WHEN: Wednesday October 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Simon Conference Room (B 241), United States Institute of Peace (USIP), 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 


     • Mehdi Hasan: Al Jazeera English host, columnist for The Intercept & host 

      of the podcast Deconstructed 

      • Simon Mabon: Director of the Richardson Institute at Lancaster 

      University & author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Power and Rivalry in the Middle East 

      • Barbara Slavin: Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic 

      Council & author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation 

      • William Hartung: Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy & author of Prophets of              War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex 

The discussion will be moderated by Washington Post foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor.


This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited t0 75, so please RSVP no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October 25 by emailing the number in your party as well as the names of each member of your party to 

We hope you'll join us for this important discussion. 


William Hartung

Arms and Security Project

Center for International Policy 

Simon Mabon

Richardson Institute

Lancaster University 

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