GNSI Policy Dialogues

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The Iran Enigma: Navigating Strategy and Security
April 10, 2024
Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions
Tampa Campus
University of South Florida



We're recruiting a world-class list of speakers and SME's for this event. Please check back regularly for updates.

Nicole Cale

Nicole Cale (Panelist)
Iran Strategist, J51, U.S. Special Operations Command



General (Ret) Frank McKenzie, GNSI

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie (Opening Remarks)
Executive Director, Global and National Security Institute and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida)



Dr. Mohsen Milani, USf

Mohsen Milani, PhD (Keynote/Fireside Chat)
Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies, Professor of Politics, University of South Florida



Dr. Prasant Mohapatra, Provost, University of South Florida

Prasant Mohapatra, PhD (Welcome Speaker)
Provost, University of South Florida



Dr. Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr, PhD (Keynote Speaker)
Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University



Major General Sean Salene

Major General Sean Salene (Panelist)
Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)



Barbara Slavin

Barbara Slavin (Panelist)
Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center




Sanam Vakil

Sanam Vakil, PhD (Panelist)
Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House







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