Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Iran to U.S.: Thanks for the Embargo

AIKEN,SC - Escalating tensions between the US and Iran over Iran’s nuclear program have led to talk of a “military option” and even regime change. On Tuesday, February 21, 7 pm, two panelists shed light on the Iran-US crisis: Diplomacy or War?

Sr. Ellen Francis lived in Iran during the ‘60s and ‘70s; she has since co-lead and translated for four peace delegations to Iran, given numerous talks, written articles, and lobbied in Washington against military intervention in Iran. A nun of the Order of Saint Helena, she serves as priest-in-charge at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beech Island, SC.

Dr. Thomas J. Wood earned his Ph.D from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and specializes in comparative politics in the Middle East, former Soviet Union, especially Central Asia and thet Caucasus. He has taught at American University-Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgystan and is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at USC-Aiken. 

The event was organized by the CSRA Peace Alliance and the Aiken Peace. 

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