As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Dr. Trita Parsi, who won the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book “Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S.” The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the school’s Chao Auditorium in the Ekstrom Library. Detailed information is available here.
Dr. Trita Parsi was born in Iran and holds a doctorate of philosophy degree from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He interviewed more than 130 senior Israeli, Iranian and U.S. decision-makers before writing “Treacherous Alliance,” which also won a Council on Foreign Relations Award in 2008 for most significant foreign policy book. Dr. Parsi is co-founder and president of the largest Iranian-American grassroots organization in the U.S., the National Iranian American Council.
The public is invited to take part in all of the Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration events, which continue into mid-November and include conversations with, and presentations by, former Grawemeyer Award winners in education, religion, psychology, music and political science. The events address diverse topics, including “Mysteries of Human Memory” and “Insights into Corruption.”