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Renowned Iranian-American Scholar to lecture at ONU

Apr 11, 2012

Ohio Northern University will host internationally renowned Iranian-American scholar Trita Parsi in the ballroom of McIntosh Student Center on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m.

Parsi’s lecture is titled “Iran, Israel and the U.S.: The Next Gulf War?” The event, sponsored by CASE and Phi Beta Delta, is free and open to the public.

Parsi is president of the largest Iranian-American organization in the U.S., the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). He also is author of “A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran” and Treacherous Alliance – The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States.” Parsi received the Council on Foreign Relation’s 2008 Arthur Ross Silver Medallion and the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

Parsi wrote his doctoral thesis on Israeli-Iranian relations under professor Francis Fukuyama (and Drs. Zbigniew Brzezinski, R.K. Ramazani, Jakub Grygiel and Charles Doran) at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies while heading the NIAC.

Phi Beta Delta is the honor society for international scholars. Founded in 1987, ONU’s Gamma Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Delta strives to bring together faculty, staff, students and alumni who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education and research.

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