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Events and Appearances - Mark Dubowitz

May 2017

Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Affiliates: New U.S. Administration Considers New Policies

23rd May 2017 - 8:00 AM

FDD hosted a conference with the Hudson Institute and The George Washington University's Center for Cyber & Homeland Security featuring keynote discussion with Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense (2006-2011).

April 2017

North Korea’s Imminent and Long-term Threats: Good, Bad, and Worse Options

27th April 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance hosted a by-invitation-only conference on North Korea on Thursday, April 27 from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

March 2017

Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities

24th March 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a breakfast conversation on Friday, March 24 from 10:00am to 11:00am, titled Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities. The conversation featured the Founder and President of the Institute for Science and International Security David Albright; FDD’s CEO Mark Dubowitz; and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Brian Katulis.

July 2016

Risky Business in Iran: One Year Since the JCPOA

11th July 2016 - 12:00 PM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) hosted a lunch conversation on Capitol Hill on Monday, July 11 from 12:00pm to 1:15pm featuring Mark Dubowitz, sanctions expert and Executive Director of FDD and CSIF, former Treasury official Eric Lorber, Senior Associate at the Financial Integrity Network and Senior Advisor to CSIF. The conversation was moderated by Indira Lakshmanan.

September 2015

The Big Win for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards?

18th September 2015 - 8:30 AM

Please join FDD this Friday, September 18 at 8:30am for a timely breakfast conversation to discuss how the Iran deal affects the Revolutionary Guards.  The conversation will feature FDD Senior Fellows Ali Alfoneh and Emanuele Ottolenghi, each of whom has written defining books on the IRGC and who have delved into how sanctions relief is structured in ways that will benefit key players and policies of the IRGC. Sanctions expert and FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz will also be featured in the conversation moderated by John Hannah. The event will take place on Capitol Hill—Room TBA.

August 2015

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

3rd August 2015 - 11:00 AM

FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance hosted a standing-room-only event on August 3 in coordination with the Hudson Institute.  The event, Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge, marked the official roll-out of a monograph on the topic edited by CSIF Board Member, Samantha Ravich, and featuring chapters by FDD and CSIF Executive Director Mark Dubowitz and CSIF Chairman Juan Zarate, who all were included among the expert panelists at the two-panel event.

February 2015

CSIF Conference – The New Financial Wars

24th February 2015 - 1:00 PM

FDD celebrated the launch of its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance with a conference titled "The New Financial Wars: The Convergence of Illicit Finance, Economic Power, and National Security." The event brought together more than 200 government officials, policy professionals, and scholars for an afternoon of lively discussion on the critical role of economic power and financial warfare in U.S. national security.

December 2014

Extended Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: An Oil Market Perspective

2nd December 2014 - 12:00 PM

The latest round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran resulted in a decision to extend negotiations until July 1, 2015. Given today’s low oil prices and glut in global oil supplies, the panel discussion will focus on how current market dynamics contribute to ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program

November 2014

Looming Deadline and Unanswered Questions: What’s Next for the P5+1 and Iran?

20th November 2014 - 9:30 AM

With the JPOA deadline for the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran rapidly approaching, what questions remain unanswered and what next steps should Congress be considering in response to any scenario?

The in-depth discussion will feature remarks by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL); and a conversation with Amb. Eric Edelman;  former Deputy Director General of the IAEA, Olli Heinonen; former senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State, Dr. Ray Takeyh; and FDD Executive Director and sanctions expert, Mark Dubowitz. BPC Foreign Policy Project Director Blaise Misztal will moderate the discussion.

These speakers will address, among other topics, the “check list” by which any deal should be judged; what role Congress can and should play in the final days before the deadline; how sanctions enforcement and smart relief can be structured to best strengthen a deal or enhance negotiation leverage in the case of any extension.

September 2014

Are We Heading Towards a Bad Deal with Iran?

30th September 2014 - 12:00 PM

Join BPC, FPI, and FDD for a conversation with David Albright, Mark Dubowitz, Olli Heinonen and Ray Takeyh, moderated by Chris Griffin

President Obama and the P5+1 negotiators have repeatedly stated that when it comes to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, “no deal is better than a bad deal.” But are the negotiations heading towards a bad deal? 


June 2014

Dashed Hopes: Iran’s Human Rights Record Under President Rouhani

12th June 2014 - 12:00 PM

A conversation with Ali Alfoneh, Katrina Lantos Swett, and Arsham Parsi. 
Moderated by Mark Dubowitz 
Opening remarks by Congressman Ted Deutch and Senator Mark Kirk

One year after Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran, what is the current and future outlook for human rights in the country? Have President Rouhani’s positive statements regarding rights and freedoms in Iran been backed up by any improvements? How can the U.S. and the international community help improve the human right situation in Iran?

May 2014

Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Challenges for a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

14th May 2014 - 12:30 PM

A Conversation with David Albright, Olli Heinonen, Orde Kittrie, and Mark Dubowitz

In a modification of President Reagan’s famous expression, Secretary John Kerry has said that the United States will “verify and verify” any nuclear deal with Iran. What kind of monitoring and verification mechanisms will be necessary to ensure Iranian compliance with an agreement? And do the United States and the international community have sufficient and effective tools to guarantee nuclear transparency, resolve outstanding IAEA concerns about Iran’s military nuclear activities, and prevent any Iranian attempts to continue procurement or proliferation?

FDD’s Washington Forum 2014

1st May 2014 - 8:00 AM

The theme for this year's Washington Forum was "The Middle East in Transition: Allies, Adversaries and Enemies." With Washington attempting to minimize its exposure to conflict, America's foreign policy in the Middle East is in flux. Our ties with longstanding allies, including Israel and the Gulf States, are strained. Our ties with self-declared enemies, Iran in particular, are in transition. Is a new approach evolving? If so, is the region becoming more stable or volatile? More broadly, do the old distinctions between allies, adversaries and enemies still hold?


October 2013

Rouhani vs the Guards

24th October 2013 - 9:30 AM

A Conversation with Dexter Filkins, Mark Dubowitz, Ali Alfoneh, and Reuel Marc Gerecht

As Rouhani rages a full-scale charm offensive, how long before he and Suleimani face-off over the question of the direction and tone of Iran’s foreign policy? How much flexibility will Rouhani have on the nuclear question when the IRGC controls the program? The ultimate question is, at the end of the day, “Who rules Iran?”

January 2013

Iran and the International Community: Policy Considerations for 2013

30th January 2013 - 9:01 AM

The Henry Jackson Society and Foundation for Defense of Democracies present

On Wednesday, 30th January, HJS and FDD co-hosted the highest-level conference that has been held in Britain on the topic of Iran, its nuclear programme, record of human rights abuses and what can practically be done about the pressing matters facing the West and its allies. The event was attended by over 200 people including top-level policymakers, legislators, journalists and experts.

June 2012

Mark Dubowitz Participates in Intelligence Squared Debate in London

7th June 2012 - 4:00 AM

What to do about Iran?

Royal Geographical Society, London, UK

March 2012

Mark Dubowitz to Joins Discussion on Iran Sanctions

8th March 2012 - 5:00 AM

Iran Sanctions - Delusion or Reality?

American Jewish Committee

Potomac, MD

Mark Dubowitz Participates in AIPAC Panel

4th March 2012 - 11:15 PM

Nuclear Intentions: Why Iran Really Wants Nukes 

2012 AIPAC Policy Conference

Washington, DC

January 2012

Mark Dubowitz Briefs The Israel Project

24th January 2012 - 10:00 PM

TIP Weekly Conference Call

The Latest Developments surrounding the Iran Sanctions

Breakfast Briefing on Central Bank of Iran Sanctions

24th January 2012 - 7:30 PM

A Conversation with Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht

To assess the impact of CBI sanctions on global oil prices and Iranian government revenue, FDD worked closely with an energy firm with specific expertise in oil markets and the modeling of complex energy scenarios. Please join us for a discussion with Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht to assess the results of this report and policy options for addressing the Iranian threat.

December 2011

Washington Forum 2011

6th December 2011 - 7:00 PM

Ideology, Power, and Alliances in a Changing Middle East
FDD's Annual Policy Summit

December 7-9, 2011
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC

October 2011

The U.S.-Israel Relationship: Twenty Years after Oslo

2nd October 2011 - 7:00 PM

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is pleased to sponsor the Foundation for Defense of Democracies/Hudson Institute day-long conference titled “The U.S.-Israel Relationship: Twenty Years after Oslo.” The conference will explore the value and strategic importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Discussions will focus on the diverse and growing challenges facing the two nations ranging from attempts to isolate and delegitimize Israel at the United Nations to Iran’s nuclear ambitions to the dramatic shifts taking place as a result of the Arab Spring.