Iran and the United States: An Interactive Panel Discussion

What's Next After the Death of General Qassem Soleimani?

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Panel Discussions

Alan L. Freed Associates is offering a menu of special interactive panels on Capitol Hill and at various military installations around the United States. These panels are intended to address the whole range of contemporary national security issues of current interest to senior DoD officials.

A diverse faculty, knowledgeable at the highest levels, will give participants the opportunity to engage on a variety of security-related topics. Unlike traditional panels that feature presentations followed by questions and answers, these panels are based on a series of questions from the audience prior to the start of the discussion session—thus, allowing the general direction of the talks to be set by the audience.

The highest rated speakers in the Alan L. Freed Associates Public Policy and Area Studies Seminars held on Capitol Hill are selected for these panels.

Program Description

The targeted killing of Iran’s notorious Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Qassem Soleimani by a US drone strike sent shock waves across the Middle East and North Africa region and beyond. As the dust settles, what comes next in the ongoing showdown between the United States and Iran? What comes next in Iran’s foreign policy, from Beirut to Baghdad and beyond? What comes next in the ongoing tensions between an Iranian public eager for a change and a theocratic-military authoritarian system resisting that change? How will the Iran showdown affect relations with our key allies and adversaries from Saudi Arabia and Europe to China and Russia? A panel of four of the world’s leading Iran and US foreign policy specialists will explore participant questions over a three-hour period, examining the immediate and the far-reaching implications for US policy-makers and national security. A Moderator will facilitate, when necessary, dialogue between the speakers and participants as well as Q&A sessions.


The fee for the half-day Iran and the United States panel is $485 per person. Continental breakfast will be provided.


The target audience for this panel are civilians (GS-15 and above) and military (O-6 and above). Others who have a special interest in the subject, need-to-know, or are in key positions may apply. Seminar space is limited to assure participants have ample time for open discussion with presenters.

For further information, please call Kara Martin at 703-684-8807.


Additional Information

The Interactive Panel Discussions will be held in a private meeting room at the Capitol Hill Club, located at 300 First Street SE, Washington, DC. The Capitol Hill Club is directly across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station (Blue, Silver and Orange Lines).

Reporting information will be sent to all participants prior to the start of each program. Registration is from 8:00-8:30 am. The program will conclude at approximately 11:45 am. Business attire for participants is required.

These programs are informal and strictly “off-the-record.” No video, power point or audio-visual aids may be utilized during presentations.

The exposure to these experts and their wide and varied opinions was fascinating for me. Making sense of the world we live in and overlaying that with U.S. national security interests is the “Kobayashi Maru” of our time…loved it!!!

T.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar March 2017

Format is terrific! Lots of speakers from across government enterprise and no power points. Plenty of time for engaging dialogue. I love to hear what experts and insiders have to say about out WDC enterprise.

J. Haywood, Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Really Outstanding, will highly recommend to others. Highly professional, thoughtful and experienced classmates greatly added to my positive experience in this class.

W. Smith, Pentagon

End-to-end, an amazing group of speakers, with most diverse backgrounds. I could listen to each of the speakers for hours on end. Their collective knowledge is truly incredible.

M. Chi, Defense Acquisition University - San Diego

Without a doubt the best seminar/training program I have ever experienced during 40 years in federal service. I would take this course once a quarter if possible and have all my people do so also.

USCG Attendee, White House Workshop • September, 2014