Inside the Iran Deal: Policy and Politics Tues Sept 8 at 7pm
The deal recently agreed to by many of the world’s powers and Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA), has sparked serious debate among American policymakers, supporters of Israel, and those invested in
diplomacy and Middle East peace.
Join J Street DC’s Young Professionals Network as we discuss the policy and politics of the JCPOA with two of the deal's most insightful advocates on Capitol Hill:
Lara Friedman, Director of Policy and Government Relations at Americans for Peace Now
David Wade, former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State John Kerry
Our speakers will help us unearth and understand many of the JCPOA’s technical details and grapple with the
political dynamics that have made debate over the deal so contentious here in DC and around the country. Food and
drink will be available for purchase, and there will be plenty of time for us all to mingle, get to know one
another, and confront these pressing questions.
Time: Tuesday Sept 8th from 7-9pm
Place: Science Club, 2nd floor, 1136 19th St NW
RSVP: Please RSVP in advance via this link.
Lara Friedman is the Director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now. As a
leading authority on US foreign policy in the Middle East, Israeli settlements policy, and Jerusalem, Ms. Friedman
frequently meets and briefs Members of Congress, US Administration officials, foreign diplomats, and other members
of the foreign policy community. She is a frequent resource for journalists and policymakers, and regularly
publishes opinion and analysis pieces in the US and Israeli press. A former Foreign Service Officer, she served in
Jerusalem, Washington, Tunis and Beirut, and is fluent in French, Spanish, and Arabic.
David Wade served from February 2013 to March 2015 as the Chief of Staff to Secretary of State John F. Kerry. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Wade managed the Secretary’s staff and provided policy, communications, and managerial support to the Secretary in running the Department. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Wade served as Chief of Staff to then-Senator John F. Kerry. Before that, he was the National Spokesman and Communications Advisor for then-vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden. Over many years on Capitol Hill and in national politics, Mr. Wade served in a variety of assignments for then-Senator Kerry. A Connecticut native, Mr. Wade is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, a 1996 Harry S. Truman Scholar, and 2010 John C. Stennis Fellow.