Trump, Bolton, and the Iran Deal: Are We on a Path to War?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Dinse, Knapp, McAndrew PC
209 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Event Description: 
Trump may kill the Iran Nuclear deal before May 12 and has just appointed John Bolton as his National Security Advisor, who has publicly stated withdrawal from the deal as a “top Trump administration priority.” But how did we get the Iran deal and what will happen if it is abandoned? Are we once again on a path to war with Iran? Trita Parsi, who had unparalleled access to both US and Iranian officials during the negotiations, will talk about the secret talks that led to the Deal and what will happen if it is abandoned. About Trita Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States (Yale University Press 2007), for which he conducted more than 130 interviews with senior Israeli, Iranian and American decision-makers. Treacherous Alliance is the silver medal winner of the 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations.