A Panel Discussion in Review of Impacts of Sanctions on Iranian Health & Education

As part of Senses Cultural’s mission to promote programs that will bring greater understanding about culture and humanity. Please join Senses Cultural in supporting a panel discussion about the negative impacts of sanctions on the people of Iran. The event will be held at the UC Davis Alumni Center from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on June 2, 2013. We feel an obligation to raise awareness about the negative impact of sanctions on the Iranian people, on the region, on the world, and on the United States’ international interests.

Senses Cultural is a nonprofit organization. We are in the process of acquiring 501c3 status and have a fiscal-sponsor agreement with Cultural Media Inc. Please make out your tax-deductible contributions to Cultural Media/Senses Cultural. We are accepting the following sponsorship levels in support of this valuable event:

Gold Sponsorship – $2,000 (Name and Business Recognition + 10 VIP Seats + a private dinner with the panelists)Silver Sponsorship – $1,000 (Name and Business Recognition + 5 VIP Seats+ a private dinner with the panelists)Bronze Sponsorship – $500 (Name and Business Recognition + 2 VIP Seats+ a private dinner with the panelists)

  • Basic Sponsorship – $100 (1 extra free seat)
  • Regular Admission – $25
  • Student Admission – $15

Light snacks will be served at reception.

We are grateful to the Iranian Alumni Association, a chapter of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, for providing the venue for this event  click here.

The panel participants are:

Timothy Ward Mr. Ward is an economic sanctions, financial transactions and international trade attorney with a unique combination of business judgment, business experience and compliance experience, especially concerning complex business activities regulated by U.S. export controls and financial sanctions. Mr. Ward has been significantly involved in a number of legislative initiatives on Capitol Hill, as well as advanced advocacy efforts in the executive branch concerning economic sanctions, humanitarian exports, and financial transactions incidental thereto. Tim serves on the Sanctions Subcommittee of the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) (http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/adcom/aciep/index.htm).

Erick C. Ferrari Attorney with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Mr. Ferrari represents both private individuals and entities in a variety of matters before OFAC, seeking to not only protect their rights in current legal matters, but also to make certain that they become informed and aware of what it takes to comply with U.S. trade sanctions. Due to the reach of U.S. trade sanctions law, a number of Mr. Ferrari’s clients are located in various parts of the U.S. and in several countries across the world. Mr. Ferrari’s representations before OFAC frequently involve investigations concerning violations of the Iranian Transactions Regulations, the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, and the Narcotics Trafficking Sanctions Regulations. As part of these representations, Mr. Ferrari has worked to have individuals names removed from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals list, answer administrative subpoenas issued during the course of an OFAC investigation, procure OFAC specific licenses to engage in transactions prohibited by OFAC, draft voluntary self-disclosures, develop and implement OFAC compliance programs for international import-export companies, and provide general counseling on OFAC related matters.

Dr. Trita Parsi Writer, political scientist, and scholar. Trita Parsi is an expert observer of the labyrinthine relationships between the U.S. and the Middle East, cutting through conventional stereotypes to laying bare the often-contentious history of the region. When Parsi was only four, his family fled to Sweden from Iran to escape political repression. Parsi later relocated to the U.S., where he earned a PhD and founded the National Iranian American Council. He will be giving a TED talk at the TED Global stage this coming June. The topic is “The U.S., Israel and Iran.”

Tata Monfared
Founder & Executive Director
Senses Cultural

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