Edward Markey

From the office of:

Edward Markey

From: The Honorable Keith Ellison
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Date: 3/30/2015

Dear Congressional Staff,
By now you should have received an invitation to a lunch briefing from the National Security Network on the P5+1 negotiations with Iran on Thursday, April 2nd from 12:00-1pm in Rayburn 2226. As you know, the deadline for a framework agreement is approaching; the National Security Network and the National Iranian American Council will host a panel discussion with key experts who will discuss the current state of play in the negotiations and the contours for a good final deal between Iran and the P5+1, including a readout from Lausanne, regional reactions, and terms on sanctions relief and Iran’s permitted nuclear output.

Please RSVP using this link:
For Hill staffers only. No interns please. Lunch will be provided.

Progress Report: The State of Play in a Final Deal with Iran
Thursday April 2nd, 12:00-1:00 pm
National Security Network and the National Iranian American Council
cordially invite you to a briefing,
Progress Report: The State of Play in a Final Deal with Iran
Thursday April 2nd, 12:00-1:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2226
featuring remarks by
Reza Marashi, Research Director, National Iranian American Council

Kelsey Davenport, Director of Non-Proliferation Policy, Arms Control Association

Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program,
Center for a New American Security
moderated by
John Bradshaw, Executive Director, National Security Network
Lunch will be provided.

Speaker Biographies

John Bradshaw J.D.,is the Executive Director of the National Security Network. Prior to joining NSN, Bradshaw served as the Executive Director of the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress. Bradshaw served as Washington Director of Physicians for Human Rights. He also worked as a Senior Advisor at the Open Society Policy Center. Previously, Bradshaw was a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Brazil, and Burma, as well as in the State Department’s East Asia and Human Rights bureaus. He also served as a foreign policy advisor to Senator Paul Wellstone and to Senator Robert Torricelli, both members of the Foreign Relations Committee. Earlier in his career, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines.
Kelsey Davenport is the Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association, where she provides research and analysis on the nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan and on nuclear security issues. Kelsey also reports on developments in these areas for Arms Control Today. Kelsey joined the Arms Control Association in August 2011 as the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow. Prior to coming to the Arms Control Association, Kelsey worked for a think tank in Jerusalem researching regional security issues and track II diplomatic negotiations.
Reza Marashi joined NIAC in 2010 as the organization’s first Research Director. He came to NIAC after four years in the Office of Iranian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to his tenure at the State Department, he was an analyst at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) covering China-Middle East issues, and a Tehran-based private strategic consultant on Iranian political and economic risk. Marashi is frequently consulted by Western governments on Iran-related matters. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Atlantic, among other publications. He has been a guest contributor to CNN, NPR, the BBC, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Financial Times, among other broadcast outlets.
Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From May 2009 through September 2013, Ms. Rosenberg served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, and then to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In these senior roles she helped to develop and implement financial and energy sanctions. Key initiatives she helped to oversee include the tightening of global sanctions on Iran. From 2005 to 2009 Ms. Rosenberg was an energy policy correspondent at Argus Media in Washington D.C. +