Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former Canadian Attorney General Dr. Irwin Cotler to Speak at 2017 Iran Summit

**Media Advisory**

Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former Canadian Attorney General Dr. Irwin Cotler to Speak at 2017 Iran Summit

UANI's 2017 Iran Summit Set to Kick Off As U.N. General Assembly Opens

New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) will host a distinguished lineup of current and former foreign leaders, lawmakers, and Iran experts, including Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Dr. Irwin Cotler, at its annual Iran Summit, a public event to be held on Tuesday, September 19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

The day-long event of interviews and discussions will examine the political and economic environment since the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran -- with particular focus on Iran's role in the region, its relationship with North Korea, and the future of Iran policy in the Trump administration. 

Comprised of former diplomats and lawmakers, UANI is spearheading a global education campaign focused on the risks of doing business with Iran, warning hundreds of international companies that may be contemplating Tehran as a new investment opportunity.

 

UANI Iran Summit 2017

September 19, 2017

Roosevelt Hotel

New York, NY

 

**Registration opens at 8 AM.**

9:00-9:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

CEO of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform

 

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

Chairman of UANI

Former U.S. Senator (I-CT) and 2000 Democratic Nominee for Vice President of the United States

 

9:15-10:45 AM

Iran's Role in the Middle East

General (Ret) David Petraeus

Chairman of the KKR Global Institute

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

 

HRH Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud

Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Former Director-General of the General Intelligence Directorate and

Former Ambassador to the United States and United Kingdom,

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Moderated by

Ambassador Dennis Ross

Co-Founder of UANI and

William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama  

 

11:00-12:15 PM

Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Administration

Governor Jeb Bush

UANI Advisory Board Member

Former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

 

Governor Bill Richardson

UANI Advisory Board Member

Former Governor of New Mexico; U.S. Secretary of Energy; and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

 

Moderated by

Nicolle Wallace

Host, MSNBC's Deadline: White House and NBC News Political Analyst

Former White House Communications Director

 

12:30-1:30 PM

The Legislative Outlook on Iran

Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL)

U.S. Representative for Florida's 6th Congressional District

Chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security

 

Senator Mark S. Kirk

UANI Senior Advisor

Former U.S. Senator (R-IL)

 

Congressman Steve Israel

Former U.S. Representative for New York's 3rd Congressional District

Chairman of the LIU Global Institute

 

Moderated by

Dr. Michael Makovsky

President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA)

 

**A complementary lunch will be served during this time

 

1:30-2:30 PM

The Human Rights Landscape in Iran

Ambassador Giulio Terzi

UANI Senior Advisor

Former Foreign Minister of Italy

 

The Honourable Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C.

UANI Advisory Board Member

Founder and Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

 

Ambassador Jackie Wolcott

UANI Advisory Board Member

Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Former U.S. Special Envoy for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

 

Moderated by

Barry Rosen

UANI Senior Advisor

Survivor of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis

 

2:30-3:30 PM

Partners in Proliferation: Iran and North Korea

Ambassador John Bolton

UANI Advisory Board Member

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

 

Moderated by

Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

 

3:30-4:30 PM

A Conversation with Governor Chris Christie

 

To RSVP, please follow this link.

Media interested in covering this event should email Steven Cohen at [email protected]ni.com.

 

**More speakers may be added in the coming days.**