SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

World Affairs Council of Orange County

October 13, 2009 13:36 ET

Dr. Reza Aslan Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion With Sir Eldon Griffiths and Dr. Arya Amirie on "Will the Iranian Bomb Be Halted?" at World Affairs Council of Orange County Event

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine at 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, Ca. 92614. "Can the Election Results Bring Real Change in Iran? Geneva - Was Progress Made? Will the Iranian Bomb be stopped by Negotiations?" Q & A to follow Dr. Aslan's speech with a dynamic panel discussion and analysis on the recent developments of the potential progress reached in Geneva with the nuclear disarmament negotiations with Iran: "Will the Development of the Iranian Bomb be Halted": the panel will include Dr. Reza Aslan, Sir Eldon Griffiths, British diplomat and author who has devoted his career to studying Iran and Dr. Arya Amirie, founder of the Iranian Institute for International, Political and Economic Studies in Tehran, Iran. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q & A after the speech. The public is invited to attend.

Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, is a fellow at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy and Middle East Analyst for CBS News. He is also a featured blogger for "Anderson Cooper 360."

Cost: WACOC members $55; non-members $70; students $38. Self-parking is complimentary. For information and reservations, call (949)253-5751 or visit

World Affairs Council of Orange County is a member-driven non-profit organization that hosts forums on international issues and presentations by some of the world's foremost leaders. Past speakers have included: Muhammad Mian Soomro, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Ireland; John Bolton, Former Ambassador to the U.S.; Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; His Royal Highness Prince Andrew; Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico and many other well known people with expertise in various world affairs with respect to political, social and economic issues. The World Affairs Council of Orange County was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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