UCLA Faculty Center
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:30 PM
$30 dinner/$35 dinner with dessert
RSVP to bennettramberg@aol.com by October 21, 11am
Please bring your check payable to “Michael Intriligator,” your UCLA host.
Parking is available at Structure 2, near the Faculty Center, at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme. Parking fee is $9.

Topic

Since June Iran has experienced a political crisis unlike anything it has gone through since the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79. Millions of people challenged the election results that handed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term. The very legitimacy of the Iranian government continues to face serious challenges. Then in September came news of the discovery of a secret uranium enrichment facility under construction, leading to a new set of foreign policy challenges for the Iranian regime. Mike Shuster was in Iran for the presidential election and its aftermath and he has covered the Iran nuclear issue for years.

Speaker

Mike Shuster has been a foreign correspondent and analyst for National Public Radio for twenty years. During that time he has been bureau chief in London and Moscow and he has covering virtually every major foreign policy crisis, including the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the wars in the Balkans, and Israel’s conflicts with Hezbollah and Hamas. Over the past five years he has traveled more than a dozen times to Iran and he is one of the very few correspondents who have been inside Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The Global Security Seminar: Monthly Dinner Seminars for Professionals at the UCLA Faculty Center on International Politics and National Public Policy.

Organized and sponsored by PSR-LA and the much appreciated financial support of Richard Bernard, Jack Kaufman, Armin Satoff, Don and Judy Broder, Jack and Valerie Melmed, William E. Perkins, and an anonymous donor.