What’s Next for US-Iran Relations?

Join the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall on Wednesday, January 15 from 8 to 9:30 am for a discussion with Heather Williams, senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and associate director of the Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program within the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. Williams will speak about the recent events in Iraq, including the killing of IRGC General Qasem Soleimani, the response of the Iraqi Parliament, and the increased US military presence being sent to the region.

Williams focuses on homeland security, Middle East regional issues, and intelligence policy and methodology. She joined RAND from the National Intelligence Council, where she served as the deputy national intelligence officer for Iran and the acting national intelligence officer for Iran. Williams was previously a Senior Intelligence Analyst in the Iran Division of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), responsible for DIA’s analysis on Iranian decision-making, internal stability, nuclear intent, foreign policy, and support for terrorism. She also served as a counterterrorism targeter for the Special Operations Intelligence Center, as well as a Field Intelligence Officer for the Transportation Security Administration.

This breakfast is buffet style and serve yourself. Seating is not assigned.

The program will be held at AKASHA restaurant, 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, California. Please reserve no later than 12 noon on Tuesday, January 14. Cancellations must be made by 12 noon on January 14 in order to receive a refund.

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