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Sunday (Oct. 29)
6:00 – 8:00 – Evening program of music, dance, and poetry in cooperation with Iranian-American Cultural Society of Maryland, Dr. Khadijeh Zarkoob, President, and Dr. Mahvash Shahegh. Cash bar and snacks available. Location: the Atrium.
9:00 – 10:30 – Current State of Iranian-American Relations. Ambassador John Limbert, Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; and Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council. Moderator: Tom Huf. Location: the Ballroom.
In response to this session, those in attendance developed a resolution in support for the Nuclear Agreement. Click here to read it.
11:00 – 12:30 – The Cyber Crossroads: Poetry, Performance, and Visual Arts in Present Day Iran. Panel led by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Director, Roshan Institute, University of Maryland. Also featured will be Dr. Ida Meftahi, Roshan Institute and Rashin Kheiriyeh .
2:00 – 3:15 – Telling Your Stories. Workshop with Meleia Egger, U.S. Peace Corps.
3:30- 5:00 – Author’s hall: Books on Iran; literature by RPCVs. Meet the authors. Book signing.
8:00 – 9:30 – Monday evening storytelling “slam.” Sharing stories created during the afternoon workshop.
Tuesday (Oct. 31)
8:30 – 9:30 – Perspectives from 1979. Panelists recall events in 1979 Iran. Col. Bert Rice, RPCVs Stephen Fairbanks, Charles Mitchell, Robert Stewart, and Roger Nix.
10:00 – 11:30 – International Partnerships and Exchange Programs. Panel with Tom Ricks, Peter Deekle, Stephen McInerney, Ed Martin and Craig Rinker.
1:00 – 2:00 – Digitizing and Archiving The Peace Corps Iran Legacy. Linda Tompkins-Baldwin, Digital Maryland Coordinator and Susan McElrath, Archivist at American University
2:30 – 3:30 – Engaging in Constructive Advocacy with Members of Congress, Jonathan Pearson, Advocacy Coordinator, National Peace Corps Association and Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation.
3:30 – 4:30 – Community Engagement to Expand Understanding. Workshop with RPCV Kerry Segel and others. You can read the survey results by clicking HERE. You can view Segel’s PowerPoint Presentation HERE.