Past event

Lord Garden Memorial Lecture

Time to Rethink Iran?

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Jon Snow
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Transcript - Jon Snow Q&A
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Jon Snow, Broadcaster, Channel 4 News
Chair: Dr Julie Smith, Chair, Liberal International British Group (LIBG)


Jon Snow reported from Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the subsequent US Hostage Crisis, and has been to Iran on a number of occasions since - including to interview President Ahmadinejad several times. At a time of renewed engagement with Iran, he will discuss alternatives to the West’s policy of ostracization since the Revolution and offer a new perspective, informed by events that range from Syria to Pakistan and beyond.

This annual lecture is held in honour of Lord Garden, former Director of Chatham House and a foreign affairs, defence and security expert.