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Published on Sep 17, 2012
Introduction: by Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan: Good Afternoon, Welcome to the National Press Club and welcome to today's talk on US-Iran relations. My name is Ivan Sacha Sheehan and I am the Director of the Graduate Program of Negotiation and Conflict management it the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore. It is my great privilege and distinct honor to introduce our distinguished guest at today's luncheon. A man that needs no introduction, the honorable Newt Gingrich. Now as I said Speaker Gingrich is a man who needs no introduction, I am going to give him one anyway. And I should note that a proper recounting of his extraordinary political accomplishments and his leadership responsibilities would keep you here for the better part of the day. For more than thirty (30) years Speaker Gingrich has been at the epicenter of American politics driving the headlines, leading the conservative cause, frustrating Democrats and speaking out on domestic and international issues of importance to the United States and the world. Along the way he has had a hand in shaping some of the most important decisions of our time. Although he is a historian by training he has spent as much time making history as he has studying it. I'll give you a few highlights. Dr. Gingrich began his career as a Professor of History and Geography at the University of West Georgia. In 1978 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he represented Georgia's Sixth District which he did for more than twenty (20) years. He became an early and reliable ally to the Ronald Reagan Whitehouse and an architect of the contemporary conservative movement. ... http://www.isdciran.org/index.php?opt...