As part of the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs annual Back-to-School Event, Experts join college and graduate students for an interactive discussion on Iran during the unveiling of CFR's Crisis Guide: Iran.
Isobel Coleman is senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and director of CFR’s Civil Society, Markets and Democracy Initiative. She is also director of CFR's Women and Foreign Policy program. Her areas of expertise include democratization and economic development in the Middle East, educational reform and regional gender issues.
She is the author and co-author of numerous publications, including Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East (Random House, 2010), Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President (Brookings Institution Press, 2008) and Strategic Foreign Assistance: Civil Society in International Security (Hoover Press, 2006). Her writings have also appeared in publications such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, and online venues such as the Huffington Post.
David E. Sanger
David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and is one of the newspaper's senior writers. In a 24-year career at the paper, he has reported from New York, Tokyo, and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs, and, for the past five years, the arc of the Bush presidency. Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize.
His most recent book is The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (Harmony, 2009), a Times best-seller that explores the national security challenges facing President Barack Obama.