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What’s Next … Maybe in US-Iranian Relations?

What’s Next … Maybe in US-Iranian Relations?
Looking at the Other: Fears, Myths, and Realities
in Iran and the United States

David C. ChampagneThis presentation will discuss, within the time allotted, the most salient aspects of Iran’s ancient yet dynamic civilization that continue to influence its rocky development into a modern nation state, as well as why the US and Iran remain at such loggerheads. Is Iran as evil as the media and many politicians paint it? Or, do both countries need to reexamine their own roles in the current stalemate?

David C. Champagne received his doctorate in Middle East and South Asia History from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former Director of the Strategic Studies Detachment in the 4th Psychological Operations Group at Ft. Bragg and has 30 years of experience as a civilian intelligence analyst on Iran and Afghanistan; he speaks Farsi, Dari (the Afghan dialect of Farsi), and French. He was Cultural Advisor to the US Army Ground Commander in Afghanistan in 2005 and former Deputy Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan from 1968 to 1971. He has traveled widely in Southwest Asia and has been a member of Mary Renault for many years.

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