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US Foreign Policy Debate – Cooperation or Coercion: Should the U.S. End Sanctions on Iran?

The UO Foreign Policy Forum & Oregon Forensics Present:

“Cooperation or Coercion: Should the U.S. End Sanctions on Iran?” – A debate featuring Political Science Professor Jane Cramer and Behnam Ben Taleblu, from The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm in Chapman Hall. Food and drinks will be provided!


Jane Cramer focuses on the study of international relations, specializing in international security. She teaches courses on The Causes and Prevention of War, US Interventions, and Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation. Her current research projects include examining the causes of state misperceptions of security threats, examining tradeoffs between national missile defense and cooperative efforts for nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, and re-examining the diversionary theory of war.

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a research fellow at FDD where he focuses on Iranian security and political issues. Behnam previously served as a senior Iran analyst at FDD. Prior to his time at FDD, Behnam worked on non-proliferation issues at an arms control think-tank in Washington. Leveraging his subject-matter expertise and native Farsi skills, Behnam has closely tracked a wide range of Iran-related topics including: nuclear non-proliferation, ballistic missiles, sanctions, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the foreign and security policy of the Islamic Republic, and internal Iranian politics. Frequently called upon to brief journalists, congressional staff, and other Washington-audiences, Behnam has also testified before the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament.



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