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Point Park students will have the opportunity to hear two of the country's pre-eminent foreign policy experts discuss the international community's relationship with Iran over its nuclear program at a special presentation on campus Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to Russia and former undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Jessica Tuchman Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will offer observations and analysis in a program titled "Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?" Both are advisory members of The Iran Project.

Pickering and Mathews will talk through the circumstances since President Barack Obama announced months ago that the group known as P5+1 (Germany and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council) and Iran's leadership had reached an interim deal over Iran's nuclear program. A final agreement has yet to emerge, however, and many questions remain as deliberations move forward and details emerge.

The program will run from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall ballroom. Admission is free for students with a valid ID, and also is open to the public at $15 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission. Registration is required, at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh website or by calling 412-281-7970.

The program is presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Point Park and the American Middle East Institute, with special thanks to The Iran Project and CERIS. The media sponsor is WESA 90.5.