Emad Kiyaei Participates in PeaceGame Simulation

The fourth biannual PeaceGame simulation tackled the issue of the global rise of radical groups and violent extremism.

AIC Executive Director Emad Kiyaei was invited to participate in the simulation and take on the role of an Iranian official.

"We need to think about a long-term vision for the Middle East, perhaps with broader regional collaboration and dialogue that creates something like the post-WWII sequences that led to the European Union," Mr. Kiyaei said.


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.