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Parliament Hill Briefing: Canada’s Role in the Middle East and Its Iran Policy

On Feb 13, 2019 The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy (IPD) organized a panel discussion on ‘Canada’s Role in the Middle East and Its Iran Policy’. This policy session was organized by the IPD in cooperation with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa, and the Iranian Canadian Congress.

During the panel distinguished experts cover important foreign policy issues such as regional conflicts in the Middle East, Canada-Iran relations, and Canada’s role in the broader Middle East region, the Trump Administration’s sanctions regime against Iran, human rights, as well as the future of the Iran nuclear agreement after US withdrawal and EU efforts to preserve the JCPOA. You can watch the full video on YouTube:

Over 50 policy makers, analysts and members of several diplomatic missions in Ottawa participated in this event.


Dennis Horak: Former Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and former Canadian diplomat in Iran.

Peggy Mason: Former Canadian Ambassador in the UN for Disarmament.

Amirhossein Barmaki: Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in Iran.

Bijan Ahmadi: Executive Direct of the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and former president of the Iranian Canadian Congress.

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