Emad Kiyaei

Emad Kiyaei, executive director of the American Iranian Council (AIC), will give a lecture, “The 2016 U.S. Elections and what it means for U.S.-Iran Relations,” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture, sponsored by the Government Department and the Levitt Center, is free and open to the public.

The AIC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization seeking to help policy makers and citizens in the United States and Iran.

In addition to his post at the AIC, Kiyaei is a researcher at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on geopolitics and security issues in the Middle East. Previously, he was an associate at the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University, focusing on Middle East and Iranian affairs.

Kiyaei has contributed and given interviews to national and international media, including that of Al Jazeera, BBC, Business Insider, CBS, Foreign Policy, IRNA, NPR, PBS, and Tehran Times. He has also been invited to speak and participate at conferences worldwide.

Kiyaei holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in economic and political development.

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