The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Trita Parsi, on Monday, February 25th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Dr. Parsi is the President and Founder of the National Iranian American Council and the author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States. He is an expert on Iranian foreign policy and U.S.-Iran relations. The National Iranian American Council is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Iranian-American participation in American civic life.

Dr. Parsi has worked for the Swedish Permanent Mission to the UN in New York where he served in the Security Council handling affairs for Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan and Western Sahara, and the General Assembly's Third Committee addressing human rights in Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Iraq. He has also served as a foreign policy advisor to Congressman Bob Ney (R-OH).

Dr. Parsi's articles on Middle East affairs have been published in the Financial Times, Jane's Intelligence Review, the Globalist, the Jerusalem Post, the Forward, BitterLemons and the Daily Star. As a Middle East expert, he is a frequent commentator on U.S.-Iranian relations and Middle Eastern affairs, and has appeared on BBC World News, PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, Al Jazeera, C-Span, NPR, ABC, and MSNBC. Dr. Parsi was born in Iran and grew up in Sweden. He earned a Master's degree in international relations at Uppsala University, a second Master's degree in economics at Stockholm School of Economics and a PhD in international relations at Johns Hopkins University's SAIS.

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