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

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

To RSVP, please follow this link. 

**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 


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

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