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Published on May 9, 2011
Ervand Abrahamian Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York
Hamid Dabashi Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
Saman Sepehri Activist and contributor to International Socialist Review
Fawwaz Traboulsi Associate Professor of History and Politics at the Lebanese American University & Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University
Chairperson: Leili Kashani PhD student in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University and senior editor at Arab Studies Journal
How have threats of deepening sanctions and a new U.S.-led war on Iran affected the broader Middle East? How would an expanded war affect Iranians and their neighbors? How does the conflict with Iran relate to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and intensifying Israeli attacks against and occupation of Palestine? Why is the United States escalating a conflict with Iran by focusing on its alleged nuclear ambitions? How can the anti-war movement in the United States grow and resist an attack against Iran? What would solidarity with the Iranian people look like?