Past Event

President Trump and Iran

Center for American Progress Action Fund
2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

Thanks to President Donald Trump and his bellicose national security team, tensions—and the risk of armed conflict—between the United States and Iran have grown higher than at any point in recent memory. Indeed, the Trump administration’s recent actions and rhetoric on Iran have put the United States in a dangerous position. It scrapped a working nuclear agreement and pursued a campaign of maximum pressure against Tehran without realistic policy goals. As a result, the United States now faces the grave risk that President Trump could blunder the nation into another unnecessary military conflict in the Middle East.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a keynote address by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) on bipartisan legislation he has introduced to prevent President Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran. Following Sen. Udall’s remarks, an expert panel will discuss key challenges confronting America’s Iran policy today and moving forward.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote speaker:
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)

Featured panelists:
Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Brig. Gen. Shlomo Brom (ret.), Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University
Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Senior Fellow, Brookings Center for Middle East Policy

Kelly Magsamen, Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund