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Upcoming Events

Virtual Forum: The Cyrus Accords

Wednesday April 7, 2021 | 11:00 PM ET

As the Middle East changes at break-neck speed with the Abraham Accords between Israel and Arab states, is the ultimate path to peace the Cyrus Accords: peace between a free Iran and the region?

Join Victoria Coates and Len Khodorkovsky, former Trump administration officials, who wrote of Iran-Israel peace: "The US should be ready to provide the bridge between these two great peoples and lead the Middle East into a new Cyrus Accords-like era."

Panelists: Victoria Coates and Len Khodorovsky

Congressional Forum with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

Friday April 9, 2021 | 12:30 PM ET

Join Representative Dan Crenshaw to discuss the human rights situation in Iran and the supporting the Iranian people's movement for freedom and democracy.



Past Events

Biden and Iran: Bipartisan Guidance for the New Administration

Wednesday February 10, 2021 | 11:00 AM EST

Iran policy has become the source of bipartisan divide, but that hasn't always been the case. With the Biden administration, is there hope for a bipartisan alignment on policy towards the Islamic Republic?

Our guests will discuss a bipartisan guide for the Biden administration including on human rights, regional security, and the nuclear file.

What Iranians Want From Biden

Wednesday February 5, 2021 | 11:00 AM EST

Iran policy has become the source of bipartisan divide, but that hasn't always been the case. With the Biden administration, is there hope for a bipartisan alignment on policy towards the Islamic Republic?

Our guests will discuss a bipartisan guide for the Biden administration including on human rights, regional security, and the nuclear file.

The Iran Massacre: One Year On

Thursday November 19, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST

A Perspective from Iranian Journalists: In November 2019 the Iranian people rose up in nationwide protests against the Islamic Republic. The regime responded with brutality by cutting off the internet and slaughtering more than 1,500 protesters.

With internet shut down, how did Iranian journalists cover the crackdown? We'll ask three leading Iranian journalists for their perspective.

Panelists: Siamak Deghanpour, Hooman Askary

Trump v. Biden: US Policy Towards the Islamic Republic in Iran

Thursday October 22, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST

As the November 3rd Presidential Election approaches, what can Americans and the rest of the world anticipate from the Iran policies of a second Trump term or a Biden presidency?

What does the future hold? A return to JCPOA, a new deal, or the collapse of the Islamic Republic? To discuss, we will be joined by esteemed Iranian journalist, author, and public intellectual, Amir Taheri.

Virtual Forum: The Truth From the People of Iran

Monday September 21, 2020 | 12:30 PM EST

A Response to the Council on Foreign Relations' Forum with Javad Zarif

While some continue to give a platform to the oppressors, NUFDI and its allies will do everything in their power to give a platform to the oppressed and those fighting for democracy. The voices of our honored guests are those that need to be heard most and those that must reach the international press and political leaders.

Panelists: Bret Stephens of the New York Times, Fatemeh Sepehri, Ahmad Batebi, and Sam Rajabi.

Congressional Forum: Representative Andy Biggs

Thursday September 17, 2020 | 11:15 AM EST

Our first Congressional NUFDI Forum with Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ, 05).

We discussed the human rights violations of the Islamic Republic in Iran and the crimes against humanity committed against the people. Rep. Biggs discussed the engagement of the secular democratic forces.

Virtual Forum: The Islamic Republic's Threat to Regional Peace & Progress

Wednesday September 2, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST

As nations in the Middle East take consequential steps towards peace, the Islamic Republic in Iran has stood out as a source of chaos and destruction in a region that has had enough.

How has the Islamic Republic worked against peace and progress in the region and what does the future hold for each?

Panelists: Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council, Mike Doran or the Hudson Institute, and Alex Vatanka of the Middle East Institute.

Virtual Forum: Religious Persecution under the Islamic Republic

Wednesday August 19, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST

For forty one years, the Islamic Republic in Iran has waged a war on religious minorities. This systemic persecution has resulted in the death, disenfranchisement, and devastation all on the basis of religion.

This event will cover the history of this persecution, the current status of religious minorities in Iran, and the repercussions of such policies.

Panelists: Mansour Borji or Article18, Hamid Gharagozloo of IOPHR, Marjan Keypour Greenblatt of ARAM.

Rally to Raise Awareness of the #IranMassacre

In the midst of the Aban-movement protests and the ensuing massacre which took place in two hundred cities across Iran, NUFDI supported a rally to raise awareness of the ongoing protests and the regime's criminal response.

November 20, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Policy Roundtable

NUFDI hosted a discussion on the ongoing civil disobedience movement in Iran with Prince Reza Pahlavi and leading international scholars, policymakers, and analysts. Nazenin Ansari of Kayhan London and Alireza Nader provided further insight into the Iranian people’s continuing freedom movement

October 29, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Policy Community Dinner

NUFDI hosted an audience for members of the Washington DC think tank and policy community with HM Reza Pahlavi and members of "Farashgard" or Iran Revival.

June 23, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC Billboard Campaign

As past of our advocacy campaign, NUFDI supported a series of mobile billboards throughout Washington, DC to bring attention to the plight of women under the Islamic Republic's gender apartheid.

November 2014

Washington, D.C.

Protest Against Acid Attacks in Iran

As past of our advocacy campaign, NUFDI supported a rally of Iranian-Americans to bring light to the scourge of acid attacks perpetrated against women in Iran.

October 24, 2014

Washington, D.C.