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CNAS Debate: War with Iran?

Jun 13, 2014
9:00am to 12:00pm ET

Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington, DC

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the Civis Institute hosted a public debate on June 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Two of the country's top collegiate debate programs - Georgetown University and the University of Michigan - squared off on one of the most contested foreign policy issues of our day.

The teams debated whether or not the United States should use military force against Iran if nuclear diplomacy fails. The debate was followed by comments from Dr. Colin Kahl, senior fellow and director of the Middle East Security Program at CNAS, and a moderated Q&A with the debate teams. CNAS hosted this event to support its mission to elevate and shape the debate on this key national security issue and promote the next generation of national security leaders.