Admiral William J. Fallon (ret.) | Keynote Speaker at upcoming AIC conference

We are pleased to announce that the Honorable Admiral William J. Fallon (Ret.), Former Commander of U.S. Central Command, will give the keynote speech at a joint conference of the American Iranian Council and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center forMuslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. Admiral Fallon will speak on “The Changing Middle East and Implications for US-Iran Relations.”

Four-star Admiral William J. Fallon retired after a 40-year career of military leadership. His strong advocacy of diplomatic and economic engagement as the preferred approach to resolving international disputes has been the hallmark of his distinguished career. Called “one of the best strategic thinkers in uniform today” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Fallon led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands at the highest levels of American government.   AIC is fortunate to have the Admiral speak at its conference in a most critical time in US-Iran relations.

Other Confirmed Speakers Include

Senator J. Bennett Johnston, AIC Chairman and CEO of Johnston and Associates
Ambassador Robert Hunter, Former US Ambassador to NATO
Professor John Esposito, Director of ACMCU, Georgetown University
Colonel David Crist, Senior Advisor to the Commander of US Central Command, DoD
Ambassador William Miller, Former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Mr. Marshall Cloyd, CEO, Intermarine Incorporated
Dr. Flynt Leverett, Former Director, National Security Council (NSC)
Dr. Shireen Hunter, Visiting Professor, ACMCU, Georgetown University
Professor Stephen Bronner, Political Science Department, Rutgers University
Mr. David Pumphrey, Deputy Director, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Mr. Hossein Ebneyousef, Director, International Petroleum Enterprises

Conference Logistics

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Place: Omni Shoreham Hotel (Hampton Ballroom)

2500 Calvert Street NW
 Washington D.C., DC 20008
 Tel: 202.234.0700


Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

Institute for Global Challenges, Rutgers University

American Iranian Council, Princeton, NJ


American Iranian Council

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This conference is free to attend and open to the general public with prior registration.

Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments will be served.



Kayvon Afshari

Kayvon Afshari managed the campaign to elect Hooshang Amirahmadi as President of Iran. In this role, he directed the campaign’s event planning, publicity, online social media, web analytics, and delivered speeches. Mr. Afshari has also been working at the CBS News foreign desk for over five years. He has coordinated coverage of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations, the Arab Spring, the earthquake in Haiti, and many other stories of international significance. He holds a Master in International Relations from New York University’s Department of Politics, and graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2007 with a double major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. At NYU, his research focused on quantitative analysis and the Middle East with an emphasis on US-Iran relations. In his 2012 Master’s thesis, he devised a formula to predict whether Israel would launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, concluding that an overt strike would not materialize.