A Look Back at the 2008 U.S.-Iran Higher Education Dialogue

Categories: Archived Reports,Events - Bilateral Relations,Special Reports

September 2012.

Diplomatic tension between Iran and the United States make it easy to forget the cautious optimism that characterized relations in 2008. When President Obama took office, one of his foreign policy aims was re-engaging with Iran. During this period, the Hollings Center, with the University of Birmingham, organized a conference entitled, “American Studies and Iranian Studies: Bridging the Gaps between Nations and Disciplines.” This special report offers a glimpse into those discussions from 2008.

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Author: Jeffrey Treisbach