Together, we can push our elected leaders to support real talks with Iran without pre-conditions – and to oppose a military attack. Join the effort by asking your Congressional representatives to support diplomacy, not confrontation, with Iran.

Feb. 7: Los Angeles, CA

Feb. 9: Portland, OR

Feb. 10: Sacramento, CA

Feb. 11: San Francisco, CA

Feb. 12: Seattle, WA

Feb. 13: Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 15: Columbia, MO

Feb. 16: Peoria, IL

Feb. 17: Champaign-Urbana, IL

Feb. 18: Omaha, NE

Feb. 19: Chicago, IL

Feb. 20: Columbus, OH

Feb. 22: Atlanta, GA

Feb. 25: Miami, FL

Feb. 26: Tampa, FL

Feb. 27: Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 28: New York, NY

Feb. 29: Long Island, NY

March 3: Waterville, ME

March 4: Concord, NH

March 5: Baltimore, MD

March 6: Washington, DC

March 7: Washington, DC


The Tour 2008

In 2008 Stephen Kinzer, longtime New York Times correspondent and author of the book All the Shah’s Men, traveled across the nation to make the case for real diplomacy with Iran. The tour coincided with the publication of his book with a new foreword, the "Folly of Attacking Iran."

Tour Stops 2008

February 7: Los Angeles, CA
::12:30 pm at Occidental College in Fowler 302, 1600 Campus Rd., Eagle Rock
Sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs at Occidental College. 
::5:00 pm at UCLA in Dodd Hall 121, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Sponsored by the UCLA Coalition for Peace, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of Iran and CodePink LA. 

February 9: Portland, OR
2:00 pm Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Earl Blumenauer at Hoffman Hall at Portland State University, 1833 SW Eleventh Ave.
Sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council, Congressman Earl Blumenauer's District Office, Middle East Studies at Portland State University, Iranian Studies Advisory Board at PSU, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. 

February 10: Sacramento, CA
1:00 pm at the SEIU-UHW Hall, 1911 F Street, Sacramento
Sponsored by Sacramento Area Peace Action.

February 11: San Francisco, CA
7:00 pm at Grace Cathedral in the Nave, 1100 California St. at Taylor St.
Sponsored by The Pluralism Fund, Bay Area Iranian-American Voter Association, American Friends Service Committee, Northern California Chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association, Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats,  Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace Action West, Global Exchange, and Fellowship of Reconciliation. 

February 12: Seattle, WA
8:00 pm at Seattle University Campion Ballroom, 914 East Jefferson St., parking is available in the Murphy Apartments parking lot off of East Cherry St.
Sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy, Seattle University Model United Nations, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace Action of Washington State, Iranian American Community Alliance, the Network Opposing War with Iran, and the Northwest International Health Action Coalition.

February 13: Albuquerque, NM
7:30 pm at University of New Mexico Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd, NE
Sponsored by the Middle East Peace and Justice Alliance, Justice First!, New Mexico Physicians for Social Responsibility, Stop the War Machine, Women for a Better World, and Kim Fisher. 

February 15: Columbia, MO
7:00 pm at the University of Missouri, Middlebush Auditorium, corner of University Avenue and 9th Streets, parking in Hitt Street Garage on the corner of Hitt and Elm
S ponsored by Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, the Columbia Peace Coalition, and MU Friends of Peace Studies.

February 16: Peoria, IL
4:00 pm Town Hall meeting at the Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street
Sponsored by Peoria Area Peace Network, Peoria Area Green Party, Peoria County NOW, Bradley University Amnesty International Chapter, Bradley University Muslim Students Association, Peoria CodePink, Veterans for Peace, and the Network of Spiritual Progressives.

February 17: Champaign-Urbana, IL
3:00 pm at Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
Sponsored by Just Foreign Policy Urbana, Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Global Studies at UIUC, Department of Political Science at UIUC, Department of History at UIUC, the Arab Student Association, Illinois-Iran Political Affairs Organization, Illinois Policy Debate Organization, UC Friends Meeting House, Social Action Committee of Unitarian-Universalist, Channing Murray Foundation, Prairie Greens, Campus Greens, Students for Ron Paul, Illinois Disciples Foundation, and AWARE.

February 18: Omaha, NE
7:00 pm in the Gallery Room, 3rd Floor of the Milo Bail Student Center on the University of Nebraska Omaha Campus
Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Nebraskans for Peace. 

February 19: Chicago, IL
6:30 pm at the Northwestern University Chicago Campus in Thorne Auditorium, Arthur Rubloff Building, 375 E. Chicago Avenue
Sponsored by The Pluralism Fund, the North Suburban Peace Initiative, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the No War on Iran Coalition. 

February 20: Columbus, OH
7:00 pm at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Downtown Main Auditorium at the corner of Grant Street and State Street
Sponsored by the Iran Action Network and Columbus Campaign for Arms Control (Peace Action). 

February 22: Atlanta, GA
::1:00 pm Brown bag presentation at The Carter Center, One Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway
6:30 pm reception, program at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, NE
Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Physicians for Social Responsibility, UUCA Peace Network, Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition/Atlanta, Women's Action for New Directions, and the African-American Human Rights Foundation.

February 25: Miami, FL
6:00 pm at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy.

February 26: Tampa, FL
6:30 pm at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, USF Health Auditorium 1200A in the USF Health Sciences building, first floor, Near Holly Avenue and Bruce B. Downs
Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Public Health, Public Health Student Association. 

February 27: Philadelphia, PA
::2:00 pm at Haverford College, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Café, Stokes Building, Parking available in the South Lot
::6:00 pm at University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Room JMHH F95
Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute for Public Affairs at Temple University, and St. Joseph’s Institute for Violence Research and Prevention.

February 28: New York, NY
7:00 pm at Columbia University at the School of International and Public Affairs in the Faculty Room 1501, 420 West 118th Street
Sponsored by The Middle East Institute at Columbia University, Peace Action of New York State, Common Cause, Fellowship of Reconciliation, World Policy Institute, The Nation Institute, the Iranian American Society of New York, and New York Physicians for Social Responsibility.

February 29: Long Island, NY
::12 noon at Adelphi University in Blodgett 109, Garden City, NY
Sponsored by the Sociology Department and the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
::1:55 pm at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement.
::7:30 pm at Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY
Sponsored by Great Neck SANE/Peace Action.

March 4: Concord, NH
::12:40 pm University of New Hampshire at Durham in the Memorial Union Building, Theater II
7:00 pm at Concord High School at 170 Warren Street in the auditorium
Sponsored by New Hampshire Peace Action.

March 5: Baltimore, MD
7:00 pm at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. Sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy, the Inter-Asian Council of Johns Hopkins University, the Iranian Cultural Society at The Johns Hopkins University, and Baltimore Veterans for Peace.

March 6: Washington, DC
6:30 pm at the University of California, Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW, between 16th and 17th Streets. 

March 7: Washington, DC
5:00 pm book signing at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Streets, NW.

The tour was made possible with the generous support of the Colombe Foundation, the Lee and Gund Foundation, The Pluralism Fund, the Cathleen D. Stone and James M. Stone Foundation and our individual supporters.