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February 21, 2018

Opening of the Cartoon Exhibition "Iran and Human Rights"

After the European Parliament‘s Quaestor, British Liberal Catherine Bearder, banned the cartoon exhibition "Iran and Human Rights" as too “controversial,” the AJC Transatlantic Institute along with the four Members of...
June 14, 2016

Between Engagement and Hegemony: Iran after the Nuclear Deal

The AJC Transatlantic Institute, along with Members of the European Parliament Bas Belder, Petras Auštrevičiusand Tunne Kelam co-organized hosted the panel discussion "Between Engagement and Hegemony: Iran After the...
February 15, 2016

Panel Discussion: Human Rights in Iran and the EU’s Policy of Engagement

On the eve of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, this discussion aims to shed light on the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses. The negotiations...
February 19, 2014

TAI's 10th Anniversary - Gala Dinner

On 19 February 2014, TAI marked a decade of engagement with the EU by holding a celebratory dinner featuring speeches and remarks from: Cecilia Malmström (European Commissioner for Home Affairs) Didier Reynders (Deputy...
February 07, 2012

Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: From Spring to Winter? Elections in Egypt

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom hosted in its newest edition of the Transatlantic Dialogue Lunchen series a lunchtime discussion on the recent parliamentary elections in...

Media

07/11/2013

Counterpoint: Should Turkey be in the EU?

On November 5th, the EU and Turkey resumed membership negotiations after a three year freeze. Joshua Goodman asks Jan Techau of Carnegie Europe and Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies, should Turkey enter the EU? Enjoy the debate.

10/10/2013

TAI Welcomes Sakharov Prize for Malala Yousafzai

10 October 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to award its prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old girl who was shot last year by members of the Taliban in Pakistan for...

03/10/2013

Counterpoint: Did the Rouhani 'Charm Offensive" Work at the UN?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani went to the UN to present a softer side to his country. Did it work? Joshua Goodman put that question to Roland Freudenstein of the Centre for European Studies.

24/09/2013

AJC Condemns MEP Meeting with Assad

24 September 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemned the decision by Veronique De Keyser, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament, to meet with Bashar al-Assad on a recent trip to Syria. Parliament and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of...

18/09/2013

AJC Welcomes Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from Iranian Prison

September 18, 2013 – New York – AJC welcomed the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from an Iranian prison today. A courageous women’s rights advocate and lawyer, Sotoudeh received the prestigious European Parliament 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Eleven other prisoners of conscience also...

18/09/2013

AJC Transatlantic Institute Calls for the Cancellation of Planned Iran Visit

18 September 2013 - Brussels - The AJC Transatlantic Institute called on the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iran to halt plans for a visit to Tehran this fall. At today’s delegation meeting, Chair Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland) announced her...

25/08/2013

CNN: Syria's Wounded Treated in Israel

Syrian victims of civil war are being treated in an Israeli hospital. CNN's Jim Clancy reports. 

26/04/2013

TAI Welcomes Iran Trip Cancellation

26 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute welcomes the news that the planned trip of a European Parliament delegation to Iran next week will no longer take place. According to a statement from Tarja Cronberg (Greens/EFA, Finland), Chair of the European...

24/04/2013

European Parliamentarians’ Iran Visit Undermines Human Rights

24 April 2013 – Brussels – The AJC Transatlantic Institute condemns a planned European Parliament delegation trip to Iran. The visit, expected to begin next week, will only serve to further undermine human rights in Iran.

“The European Parliament...

24/02/2013

Exposing the UN's Dirty Little Secrets

By Daniel Schwammenthal

The speakers...