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After Hours: The Iran Wars with Jay Solomon

Friday, January 13th
Main Reading Room - 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.

Registration highly recommended. Click here to register. (If registration for this event is full, there is a good chance you can still get a seat. Registration may re-open as cancellations occur, or feel free to stop by the night of the event and join the wait line. )

For adults and high school students only. No one younger will be admitted. This event is free and open to the public.

After Hours: The Iran Wars with Jay Solomon

Solomon traces the decades-long US/Iran conflict covering the recent nuclear agreement, the proxy wars played out between Washington and Tehran across the Middle East, Iran's attempt to develop nuclear weapons, and the future of the US/Iran competition under Trump.

Jay Solomon is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, which has nominated him for three Pulitzer Prizes. Solomon was the first American journalist to uncover the secret meetings between the US and Iran that took place in Oman. He led coverage of the nuclear negotiations for the Journal from 2012 through 2015. The Iran Wars was chosen by the WSJ as one of its best books of 2016.

What is After Hours and First Friday?
Debuting in January 2011 in celebration of the Library's centennial year, the ongoing "First Fridays" and "After Hours" series presents different narratives, ideas and presentations that an audience might otherwise not consider or experience. After Hours is for adults and high school students.

The Venue:
The Library's Main Reading Room is transformed into a beautiful venue for After Hours events. Built in 1966, the Library is nestled among the redwoods in an award-winning building and reflects the diverse intellectual interests of the community.

The Experience:
Programs typically last 90 minutes (includes Q&A). After Hours features a wine reception before the program. Patrons enjoy the intimate atmosphere and ability to meet our presenters. Attendance ranges between 250 to 300 people per event.